Tech Port SA: View the latest news and stories on advanced industries in San Antonio, Texas

For over 300 years, the Alamo City has been a dynamic platform for technological innovation and global commerce.

Tech Port SA, offered by Port San Antonio, rounds-up the latest stories chronicling the region’s movers and shakers in advanced industries.

Port San Antonio CEO talks about site’s focus toward cyber, tech

9/10/2018:
Read Jim Perschbach’s interview with the San Antonio Express-News.
Read more on expressnews.com

San Antonio-based Geekdom raises money for salad-making robot

9/10/2018:
Startup Chowbotics Inc. has developed technology that prepares food on command.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI scientists find evidence for early planetary shake-up

9/10/2018:
Unusual pair of asteroids tied to early planetary rearrangement in our solar system.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Students Vie for $10,000 to Fund Potential Startups

9/10/2018:
Alamo Heights High School pupils to engage in a “Shark Tank” style competition.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Southwest Research Institute’s ''Cobots'' Work in Harmony with Humans

9/9/2018:
Researchers are innovating new ways for collaborative robots, or cobots, and people to work side by side.
Read more on therivardreport.com

San Antonio to focus on Cybersecurity Sector

9/7/2018:
As the city positions itself for greater opportunities in economic development, it should focus on cybersecurity, among a few other key industries.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA Lands $70M for Cybersecurity Center, School of Data Science

9/6/2018:
New facility will comprise 138,000 square feet of classrooms, laboratories and research space.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Hallmark University Enrolls High Students in its Aviation Program

9/6/2018:
College’s Head-start Institute program gives aviation students college credit.
Read more on aviationpros.com

Alamo Angels Names New Executive Director

9/5/2018:
The group, which invests in local startups, appoints Cat Dizon as leader.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Medical robotics company creates self-balancing wheelchair with high speed

9/4/2018:
Company recruited more than 12 engineering students from local universities to help develop technology.
Read more on ksat.com

Texas Biomed working to attract and retain female scientists

9/4/2018:
Institute seeks to double its workforce.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Engineers developing small cooled turbine to make drones more reliable and efficient

9/4/2018:
Turbine would provide thousands of hours of electricity to unmanned aerial vehicles.
Read more on swri.org

Cyber Talk Radio: Career Transition Advice for Entrepreneurs

9/1/2018:
Listen as host Bret Piatt and Dr. Michelle Mudge-Riley discuss career transitioning advice for entrepreneurs.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio Engineers Build World''s Smallest Medical Robot

8/31/2018:
The robot has a thickness of .0001 of a strand of hair.
Read more on tpr.org

Ernst & Young LLP Invests Further in San Antonio with Additional Professional Center

8/31/2018:
New center will employ up to 600, including IT professionals.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SALIENT CRGT GROWS SUPPORT FOR REGION’S CYBER DEFENDERS

8/30/2018:
IT solutions, software development, cyber security and infrastructure, has been awarded a DoD subcontract.

SA tech company wants to free offices from mountains of paper

8/30/2018:
Earth Class Mail Inc. CEO Jess Garza discusses the company’s objectives.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Texas A&M San Antonio partners with Facebook for cyber security class

8/29/2018:
Students will begin enrolling in classes this fall.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

SwRI scientist develops database for stellar-exoplanet exploration

8/28/2018:
Of particular interest are exoplanets that could harbor life.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio’s Spinal Stabilization Technologies Snags $11M Funding

8/27/2018:
The company develops a medical device for degenerating spinal cord discs.
Read more on xconomy.com

CPRIT awards $2.7 million to UT Health San Antonio

8/27/2018:
Award will fund four upcoming projects at the medical institution.
Read more on utscsa.edu

San Antonio School District Opens STEM High School

8/27/2018:
Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) launches its second high school.
Read more on tpr.org

Startups Share Experiences from Solving City Challenges in CivTechSA

8/24/2018:
The CivTechSA program launched in late 2017 to help San Antonio identify different ways to expand its capacity for innovation.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio University Finds Faults With Help From Drones

8/22/2018:
Professor and students map rock outcroppings with drones.
Read more on tpr.org

SwRI investigates new techniques to estimate groundwater recharge

8/22/2018:
This information is critical for water resource managers, especially in arid regions.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio-Bexar STEM/STEAM Ecosystem

8/21/2018:
Listen as guests Rudy Reyna and Cliff Zintgraff discuss STEM and STEAM education and the importance of the SABSSE initiative.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio startup NovoThelium wins $75K

8/17/2018:
Company develops nipple-regenerating technology for reconstructive surgery.
Read more on therivardreport.com

MR3Health raises capital for IoT sensor, remote monitoring launch

8/17/2018:
SA-based medical startup developing way for diabetic patients to monitor their foot health from home.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

New Hepatitis B Vaccine Testing at Texas Biomed

8/16/2018:
Institution will assist TheVax Genetics Vaccine Company, a pharmaceutical company in Taiwan, with testing a proprietary HBV vaccine.
Read more on txbiomed.org

UTSA moves ahead with virtual National Security Collaboration Center

8/15/2018:
Virtual center a temporary solution while university waits for a physical building.
Read more on tpr.org

SwRI seeking to expand San Antonio’s role in drug development

8/15/2018:
The institute has redeveloped a portion of its campus to expand drug development capabilities.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI establishes collaborative robotics laboratory

8/14/2018:
New facility will deliver advanced automation technology to the heavy industry and manufacturing sectors.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology

8/14/18:
Listen as guests David Monroe, Drue Placette and Dale Bracey discuss how SAMSAT is inspiring innovation through STEM education.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

Free IT, cyber security academy launches in San Antonio

8/12/2018:
GhostWire Academy hopes to inspire children into STEM, cyber security careers.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI, UTSA researchers design minimally invasive medicinal implant

8/8/2018:
Injection could deliver a personalized dose of medicine to treat infections and ailments such as arthritis, cancer and AIDS.
Read more on swir.org

San Antonio has opportunity to be global star in immunotherapy

8/8/2018:
Local researchers have been among the pioneers in immunotherapy.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio scientists create breakthrough in HIV research

8/8/2018:
Discovery could lead to the development of a topical gel to protect against the disease.
Read more on expressnews.com

How Accenture is building a tech talent pipeline in SA

8/8/2018:
The company has about 90 open jobs in the region, including cybersecurity to software application developers and junior programmers.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Salient CRGT Awarded $6.4M Subcontract to work with Joint Base San Antonio

8/7/2018:
Company will provide U.S. Air Force Cyber Command with IT support services.
Read more on businessinsider.com

SwRI, UTSA researchers map Edwards Aquifer with innovative new tracers

8/7/2018:
Unique DNA-based tracers will characterize recharge and flow patterns in the Edwards Aquifer .
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio startup hoping to help airport with indoor navigation system

8/7/2018:
Reckon Point works with positioning and scanning technologies.
Read more on Startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio researcher gets $2 million to fight Valley Fever

8/6/2018:
Valley Fever is usually a respiratory ailment and can also cause flu-like symptoms.
Read more on tpr.org

Southwest Research Institute part of group selected to support Navy undersea vehicle research

8/2/2018:
Endeavor will support research and development for the U.S. Navy.
Read more on swri.org

Texas A&M-San Antonio Cyber Programs Grow

7/31/2018:
New 140,000 SF building will be home to school’s STEM departments, including a growing computer science program.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Booz Allen Hamilton expands San Antonio offices

7/31/2018:
The largest workforce for Booz Allen Hamilton across Texas is in San Antonio.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI-led team creates high-fidelity images of Sun’s atmosphere

7/27/2018:
Researchers discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the Sun’s outer atmosphere.
Read more on swri.org

Cloud hosting company expands downtown SA office

7/27/2018:
LiquidWeb LLC is accommodating its growing workforce.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port SA CEO talks future development aspirations

7/27/2018:
The Port has big plans for applied technologies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Lime Adds 200 Vehicles to Local Dockless Scooter Pool

7/26/2018:
Company is the second e-scooter company to recently enter San Antonio market.
Read more on therivardreport.com

San Antonio seeks potential partners for autonomous vehicle pilot projects

7/26/2018:
City leaders have taken the first step toward a potential autonomous vehicle pilot project.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Startup Tech Firm Aims to Rein in Fake Images

7/24/2018:
Filestack helps app developers manage the flow of user-uploaded content such as images and videos.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Texas BioMed Discovers Class of Antibodies That Block HIV Transmission

7/24/2018:
Local researchers have discovered a new defense against HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Abnormal gene copying seen in tauopathy fruit fly models

7/23/2018:
This research, published in Nature Neuroscience, suggests a potential novel avenue to treat Alzheimer’s.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

San Antonio EDF Eco Devo 360

7/19/2018:
Check out this month’s eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation!
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

Trinity University startup internship program to Expand Nationwide in 2019

7/16/2018:
Target for 2019 is to recruit up to 120 students to work at about 60 local startup companies in San Antonio.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Amid Grocery Retail Disruption, H-E-B Grows Digital Services

7/16/2018:
Among its developments is the testing of H-E-B Go, an app-enabled self-checkout service.
Read more on therivardreport.com

DigitalTown, Inc. helping to bring Blockchain platform to San Antonio

7/16/2018:
The company powers Smart Cities to succeed in the Digital Age
Read more on globenewswire.com

SA startup develops web-based software solution for real estate brokerage firms

7/13/2018:
Brokerage Engine’s platform includes an app allowing brokers to access cloud data and upload on the go between appointments.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

IT industry training program for veterans expanding in SA

7/13/2018:
NS2 Serves graduates students from a certificate program for SAP HANA software, an enterprise resource planning system.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port San Antonio visionary plan connecting kids and adults to more opportunity

7/11/2018:
The Port and SAMSAT are working to strengthen STEM education with local residents.
Read more on foxsanantonio.com

San Antonio Robotics Company Looks To Benefit From Booming Automation Market

7/11/2018:
Plus One Robotics has developed a mock-up of what an automated warehouse line could look like.
Read more on tpr.org

Jungle Disk, San Antonio ISD launch cybersecurity high school internship program

7/11/2018:
The program will have 21 SAISD students and recent graduates studying Jungle Disk’s product suites.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Local company hopes to improve city’s utility assistance program with app

7/10/2018:
Kinetech’s app to propose solutions to municipal challenges.
Read more on ksat.com

Researchers develop program for patients living with chronic pain

7/10/2018:
Self-management program targets low-income, Hispanic residents in San Antonio.
Read more on utsa.edu

Apartment complexes becoming hot market for solar in San Antonio

7/9/2018:
Over the past year, multiple properties have added a combined half megawatt of solar to the power grid.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA Study Tracks Brain Patterns to Improve Treatment for Stutterers

7/8/2018:
Researchers aim to reduce the frequency of interruption in the flow of speaking.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Many Sides, Fun and Educational, to SA Startup’s VR Cube

7/7/2018:
Merge VR’s Merge Cube—a holographic toy—possesses various classroom applications.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Texas A&M-San Antonio investing in its cybersecurity

7/5/2018:
The goal is to provide multiple pathways to graduation in producing more professionals who are trained in cybersecurity.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Air Force pilots using new technology to enhance their skills

7/3/2018:
Students are using virtual reality as a learning tool.
Read more on ksat.com

Undetected Zika Infections May be Triggering Miscarriages and Stillbirths

7/2/2018:
Primate centers collaboarate to better understand Zika’s effect on pregnancy.
Read more on txbiomed.org

SA company’s newly patented tech can tell when you’re sharing Wi-Fi with neighbors

7/2/2018:
The newly patented technology can discriminate between different computers in a home.
Read more on bizjournals.com

TECH PORT: Sharpening SA’s Globally Competitive Edge

6/29/2018:
On June 29, Port SA President and CEO Jim Perschbach highlighted how the Port’s big platform is part of a community-wide effort.
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SwRI receives grant to reduce the cost of current malaria treatment

6/28/2018:
New technology will lower the cost of treatment drug artemisinin.
Read more on businessinsider.com

Port SA Names Jim Perschbach President and CEO

6/27/2018:
Organization removes interim tag.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SA tech startup uses AI to match musicians with gigs

6/27/2018:
Eevet Inc. has been working on its infrastructure for more than two years as it builds a nationwide customer base.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Gene editing suppresses autism symptoms in mice

6/26/2018:
Scientists at UT Health San Antonio have edited a gene in the brain to decrease the repetitive behaviors of mice with fragile X syndrome.
Read more on utscsa.edu

Geekdom Media to usher next phase of San Antonio tech scene

6/25/2018:
Collaborative space hopes of bring further tech growth to Alamo City.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA forms partnership with Idaho National Laboratory

6/25/2018:
Partnership will facilitate collaborative academic and research programs in cyber and critical infrastructure protection.
Read more on utsa.edu

LOCKHEED MARTIN PLANS NEW CYBER FACILITY AT PORT SAN ANTONIO

6/22/2018:
The new operation is located near multiple government and military installations.
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SA researchers exploring use of re-purposed cancer drugs

6/22/2018:
Scientists are studying the effectiveness of experimental cancer chemotherapy drugs in defeating tuberculosis.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Texas Biomed to pursue new strategy targeting infectious disease

6/21/2018:
New strategic plan will enable Texas Biomed to focus more on core competencies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SA tech startup building virtual reality apps for workplace training

6/21/2018:
Ractive LLC is looking for strategic partners to pilot virtual reality tools for training with companies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio VR toy company eyes expansion through education market

6/20/2018:
Merge VR develops hardware and content for virtual and augmented reality.
Read more on tpr.org

SA tech startup sees growth from virtual doctor demand

6/20/2018:
MedSpoke LLC developed a software tool that enables physicians to upload and share credentials with different health care facilities.
Read more on bizjournals.com

CPS Energy Receives National Energy Innovator Award

6/19/2018:
The award recognizes utility programs that have demonstrated advances in creative, energy-efficient techniques or technologies.
Read more on cpsenergy.com

San Antonio Housing Authority hopes to provide Wi-Fi for public housing residents

6/19/2018:
SAHA has created Smarti, a solar-powered light pole that provides Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 25 users simultaneously.
Read more on ksat.com

Construction Trucking Loaded with Opportunity for Tech Startup Dauber

6/15/2018:
Dauber Applications, Inc. has web and mobile applications to help dump truck fleets better serve their customers.
Read more on .startupssanantonio.com

SA business community backs CPS Energy plan to set power generation goals

6/15/2018:
CPS set a goal to have 20 percent of its power come from renewable sources such as wind and solar energy by 2020.
Read more on bizjournals.com

PwC leases office in downtown SA for cybersecurity center

6/15/2018:
Company’s cyber scope includes strategy, incident and threat management, privacy, consumer protection and operations.
Read more on .bizjournals.com

British firm could bring more than 100 tech jobs to downtown San Antonio

6/14/2018:
Under the incentive deals, The Hut Group would relocate the U.S. headquarters of its e–commerce platform to San Antonio.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Students Launch Lunar Instruments into Stratosphere, Start SA 'Space Program'

6/14/2018:
Program aims to engage young San Antonians in space exploration.
Read more on therivardreport.com

UTSA Alumni’s CafeEDU App to Take Bite out of School Food Waste

6/13/2018:
App allows students and teachers to choose food items from a daily menu.
Read more on therivardreport.com

App delivers food to your seat at sporting events

6/12/2018:
The smartphone app Clutche was created in San Antonio after drawing inspiration from a minor league baseball game experience.
Read more on ksat.com

UTSA researchers create method that can quickly and accurately detect infections

6/11/2018:
New method shows the exact severity of infection in a person.
Read more on utsa.edu

New Ecosystem to Fuel STEM/STEAM Careers in San Antonio

6/11/2018:
Educational approach is becoming increasing popular in the Alamo City.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Rooftop solar business with local operations snags $100M investment

6/11/2018:
Fengate Real Asset Investments is contributing $100 million for SolarHostSA to co–develop solar projects.
Read more on on bizjournals.com

San Antonio R&D center helping to advance electric car technologies

6/11/2018:
New battery testing center was spawned from growing demand for electric vehicles.
Read more on houstonchronicle.com

UTSA showcases leadership in cybersecurity and biosciences during Washington, D.C. visit

6/11/2018:
University representatives discussed collaborations with top industry and governmental influencers in both industries.
Read more on utsa.edu

StandardAero: Aircraft Engine Maintenance Specialists

6/11/2018:
The aerospace giant, whose Port San Antonio site is bustling with new activity, uses data to drive its manufacturing and testing processes.
Read more on sama-tx.org

San Antonio biotech acquires U.K. wound–care company

6/8/2018:
Acelity LP is one of the world’s largest wound–care companies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SAMSAT STEM Summer Camp Program

6/8/2018:
Tech museum’s summer camp program features a different weekly theme and runs Mon-Fri, June 18 to Aug 17.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

From military to marketplace: capitalizing on cybersecurity In San Antonio

6/4/2018:
With proximity to 24th and 25th Air Force, and NSA’s Texas Cryptological Center, San Antonio is positioned to grow the cyber industry.
Read more on tpr.org

Employers at Port San Antonio seek new talent

6/1/2018:
Browse and apply to the latest job openings with organizations based at the Port.
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SAN ANTONIO SHARPENS ITS DIGITAL EDGE

5/31/2018:
New space for top cybersecurity experts and leading industries to collaborate.
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Plus One Robotics launches piece-picking robot for package sortation

5/22/2018:
Startup lands $2.35 million investment led by Schematic Ventures, plans to hire 20 employees within a year.
Read more on dcvelocity.com

Port SA to recruit companies at intersection of cybersecurity and aerospace

5/21/2018:
The large industrial hub has prime real estate ready for in-demand industry applications, such as cybersecurity for aerospace and factory robots.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Connecting with Canadian cybersecurity partners

5/9/2018:
Port engages at the International Urban Security and Resilience Conference.
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Big Growth Plans for Boeing San Antonio

5/3/2018:
Company expanding its operations to meet the increasing demand from a global clientele of military and commercial airplane operators.
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Northrop Grumman Opens Cyber Center at Port San Antonio

5/2/2018:
The new space for the defense contractor comprises a cyber integration lab, meeting space, warehouse space and production facilities.
Read more on therivardreport.com

24th Air Force Anchors San Antonio Cyber Security Industry, But Has Global Reach

4/30/2018:
Maj. Gen. Chris Weggeman speaks about the readiness of the 24th Air Force and how it is recruiting and maintaining talent.
Read more on tpr.org

SA cybersecurity company watches the "dark web" for leaked data

4/13/2018:
Digital Defense’s product Frontline Cyber Threat Management help businesses secure information.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Defense, commercial contracts fuel jet engine work for company in SA

4/10/2018:
StandardAero will maintain the AE 2100, AE 2208 engines used in the military aircraft.
Read more on bizjournals.com

AS SA MANUFACTURING BOOMS, JOBS ARE THERE FOR THE TAKING

3/19/2018:
Alamo Colleges is working with companies to give students on-site training that could eventually lead to full-time jobs.
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Spaces for Making

3/19/2018:
Port San Antonio, one of the largest industrial platforms in South Texas, is home to a growing array of advanced manufacturing operations.
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Indo-MIM Open for Business at Port San Antonio

3/19/2018:
The India-based company is a global leader in the production of precision component parts through metal injection molding(MIM) technology.
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