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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.

SA robotics startup nabs biggest local tech venture capital deal of 2018

10/10/2018:
Plus One Robotics raised the biggest round of tech funding in the region this year.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio’s BioAffinity Signs Licensing Deal for Cancer Diagnostic

10/10/2018:
BioAffinity Technologies to partner with Precision Pathology Services to develop a lung cancer diagnostic screening test.
Read more on xconomy.com

Texas Biomed’s Taiwan deal a global endorsement for SA institute

10/10/2018:
Taiwan-based TheVax has enlisted Texas Biomedical Research Institute to help advance its work on a new vaccine for hepatitis B.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Meet the group tasked with keeping malicious code out of the military

10/9/2018:
The MITRE Corp. supports the government through research and technology development, system acquisition and policy guidance.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Importance of GovTech

10/9/2018:
Kinetech Cloud CEO Michael Guido discusses the importance of GovTech and public sector digitization.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

San Antonio College to receive federal funding for cybersecurity education program

10/9/2018:
Grant will improve the school’s cyber course offerings and establish a lab for enabling simulated scenarios.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

CPS Energy, SwRI Unite To Bring Clean Power To San Antonio

10/9/2018:
Ceremonial groundbreaking held for solar power plant and storage facility.
Read more on tpr.org

VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE OF CYBER TRAINING IS HERE

10/9/2018:
DC Industries, Red Cell and Ractive launch virtual environments to train cyber professionals.
Read more

UTSA acquires microscope to write code into the brain

10/8/2018:
Device will be used to write commands directly into neurons and get us closer to understand disorders such as Autism.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Hub To Foster Pediatric Medical Device Development

10/8/2018:
InCube, VelocityTX part of group receiving $6.75 million grant from the FDA.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio’s Manufacturing Industry Boosts Economic Mobility, Opportunity

10/5/2018:
Regional manufacturing jobs — many of which require tech skills — are expected to increase by more than 8 percent from 2017-2022.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA Company’s Lithium Battery Innovation Reaches NASA Contest Finals

10/5/2018:
New Dominion Enterprises will compete with nine other finalists in the NASA iTech competition in Hartford, CT.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA big data startup targets university decision-making

10/4/2018:
Enflux is working to help universities leverage big data to help students succeed.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Pair of brothers establishes San Antonio’s first wind energy company

10/3/2018:
Rangel Renewables LLC has landed contracts for two wind energy projects over the past month and are shortlisted for others.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Cybersecurity San Antonio

10/2/2018:
Amanda Keammerer, Deputy Director of CyberSecurity San Antonio, discusses cybersecurity initiatives in San Antonio.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

SA-based Mind Science Foundation Awards Neuroscience Researcher

10/2/2018:
Device will be used to write commands directly into neurons and get us closer to understand disorders such as Autism.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA professor’s creation could unmask malware attacks

10/1/2018:
Machine-learning algorithm will be able to categorize the large number of malware in the wild.
Read more on utsa.edu

Codeup Launches Data Science Program to Meet Demand in San Antonio

10/1/2018:
The company plans for two cohorts in 2019.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio Startup Raises $8.3 M

9/24/2018:
Plus One Robotics’ flagship product is its PickOne Perception system for the order fulfillment and parcel shipping sector.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

App Helps San Antonio Residents Pay their Energy Bills

9/24/2018:
Kinetech Cloud app allows low-income or other qualifying households to apply for the Utility Assistance Program using their phones.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Eco Devo 360 ENewsletter — September 2018

9/21/2018:
The latest update from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation — including local tech news.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SA-based Mission Solar Energy unveils four new solar panel models

9/19/2018:
The panels are touted as Mission’s most powerful solar panels to date.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Indoor Navigation, Positioning and Asset Tracking

9/18/2018:
Reckon Point CEO Gabe Garza discusses technology and capabilities offered by his company.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

UTSA announces massive downtown expansion plans

9/18/2018:
School receives $15 million gift and parcels of land for proposed School of Data Science and National Security Collaboration Center.
Read more on utsa.edu

Delta Risk Named to 2018 MSSP Alert Top 100 Managed Security Services Providers List

9/14/2018:
SA-based firm provides cyber security and risk management services to government and private sector clients worldwide.
Read more on oaoa.com

San Antonio Startup Making Noise-Reducing Tech for Babies Adds $1.3M in Funding

9/13/2018:
Invictus Medical developing device that helps create a quiet, peaceful environment for infants in neonatal ICUs.
Read more on xconomy.com

Researchers study herbal rinse to treat oral cancer

9/12/2018:
Due to its medicinal properties, thymol is already an ingredient in a leading mouthwash, cosmetics and other products.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Startup Companies DC Industries and Ractive Develop Cybersecurity VR Training

9/13/2018:
The two San Antonio firms have been collaborating over the past two months.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

DYNAMIC ADVANCEMENT EXPANDS ITS TRAINING, CERTIFICATION, AND EXAMINATION PROGRAMS

9/10/2018:
A new all-in-one test center to help professionals develop their careers through certifications.
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San Antonio Among 11 Cities To Receive Super Fast 5G In 2018

9/10/2018:
The fifth generation of cellular networking is faster and is predicted to foster the next wave of innovation.
Read more on tpr.org

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

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

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.

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

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

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