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SA HISPANIC CHAMBER ANNOUNCES A NEW LOCATION AND PARTNERSHIP WITH PORT SAN ANTONIO

12-03-2021:
NEW HEADQUARTERS WILL PROVIDE CHAMBER MEMBERS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS A STRATEGIC PLATFORM IN THE HEART OF THE REGION’S THRIVING INNOVATION CAMPUS.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Lowered voices, supercharged job performance: San Antonio women in tech face, overcome obstacles

12-02-2021:
Female leaders are searching for ways to help the next generation of women climb in industries rooted in math and science.
Read more on www.mysanantonio.com

Regional security center getting set to fight cyberattacks against S.A.-area governments

12-02-2021:
A partnership between the city of San Antonio and CPS Energy is on the verge of opening a $4.2 million center to protect the region from cybersecurity threats.
Read more on expressnews.com

Alleviating Supply Chain Challenges from the Inside Out

11-30-2021:
Plus One Robotics' PickOne Rapid Deployment System is an ideal fit for mixed case depalletizing.
Read more on plusonerobotics.com

Texas Biomed setting its sights on omicron variant

11-29-2021:
he institute awaits the omicron variant itself for testing, research.
Read more on ksat.com

Black-owned startup earns $1M National Science Foundation grant

11-29-2021:
Forward Edge-AI, Inc. will use the money to further develop its anti-phone phishing app.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI NEW HORIZONS SCIENTIST MEASURES BRIGHTNESS OF OUR GALAXY AT KEY ULTRAVIOLET WAVELENGTH

11-22-2021:
A new study led by the institute determined the brightness of the galactic Lyman-alpha background using a SwRI-developed instrument aboard NASA’s Kuiper Belt space probe, New Horizons.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio cybersecurity firm SandTech Solutions opens new operations center

11-22-2021:
The company has a long-established reputation in cybersecurity as a defense contractor with mainly Air Force clients.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA students conduct testing of self-made biomedical devices

11-19-2021:
Students are partnering with professional biomedical engineers at San Antonio-based Nvision Biomedical to get real-world experience in medical design.
Read more on utsa.edu

SAISD’s partnership with VelocityTX brings STEM learning to area students

11-17-2021:
Students to be partnered with mentors, participate in different workshops.
Read more on ksat.com

Geekdom Will Launch New Cybersecurity Accelerator In 2022

11-16-2021:
Organization is partnering with accelerator company Gener8tor to start a program specifically for helping cyber security companies develop products for market.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio insurance tech startup gets new software patent

11-16-2021:
Claimatic's technology will help insurance agencies assess, route and assign claims at a faster pace.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI SUCCESSFULLY DEMONSTRATES DRONE AUTONOMY TECHNOLOGY AT 2021 ENRICH HACKATHON

11-15-2021:
Institute’s unmanned aircraft system explored and mapped the interior of a nuclear power plant, detecting radiation sources autonomously without the aid of a human pilot.
Read more on swri.org

Navy veteran's invention being evaluated for use at deployed surgical units

11-12-2021:
San Antonio native Dr. Ramon Cestero has developed a new surgical retractor to facilitate abdominal surgeries – the TITAN Cestero Surgical Retractor, or TITAN CSR.
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San Antonio tech company acquired in multimillion-dollar deal

11-12-2021:
Earth Class Mail, founded in 2004, has been purchased by LegalZoom.com for $63 million.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

UTSA offering training program to help businesses thwart cyber attacks

11-12-2021:
School's Cyber Range runs on virtual networks, which allows participants attending the university's training sessions to simulate cyber attacks.
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The world’s biggest industrial robot lasers off airplane paint

11-11-2021:
It’s twice as fast as a team of people.
Read more on freethink.com

Turn Medical Automates Patient Prone Positioning for Critical Care

11-11-2021:
With its latest technology, the medical device company will serve critically ill patients with severe respiratory issues.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA and CAST Tech High School partner to accelerate college credits toward degree for San Antonio students

11-10-2021:
The Early College Academy is a one-of-a-kind program that will accelerate a student’s college career to a professional high-demand career.
Read more on utsa.edu

New Jersey technology company moving HQ to San Antonio

11-09-2021:
DB Technology offers a cloud-based software platform aimed at the health care, retail and hospitality industries that helps with patient intake workflow and process automation.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA launches innovative degree in applied cyber analytics

11-09-2021:
School prepares to roll out the only program of its kind in Texas.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI, UTSA TO STUDY HYPERSONIC SEPARATION EVENTS WITH $1.5 MILLION GRANT

11-08-2021:
Separation events are commonplace in many aerospace applications.
Read more on swri.org

Glowing viruses allow San Antonio researchers to track how COVID-19 spreads in real time

11-04-2021:
Hundreds of labs worldwide requesting Texas Biomed team’s new research.
Read more on ksat.com

Not science fiction: Giant laser-wielding robot shown off at Port San Antonio

11-03-2021:
Xyrec’s robot strips paint off airplanes, replacing what has historically been a toxic and time-consuming ordeal done by hand with a new streamlined process.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON - #TECHPORT21

11-03-2021:
The renowned firm is developing interactive virtual reality tools that provide an array of fully immersive and realistic training scenarios.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Geekdom Innovation Forum 2021 - Wed., Nov. 17

11-03-2021:
Register to hear a panel of local Chief Information Security Officers discuss top threats, new technology & innovative solutions.
Read more on eventbrite.com

SwRI DEVELOPS INTRUSION DETECTION SYSTEM FOR MILITARY GROUND VEHICLE CYBERSECURITY

11-02-2021:
The IDS technology uses digital fingerprinting and algorithms to identify anomalies in communications across automotive systems and components.
Read more on swri.org

Witte Museum visitors get interactive lessons in microbiology from UTSA scientists

11-02-2021:
Saturdays with a Scientist is a laboratory display which explores the human microbiome and offers new perspectives on bacteria, viruses, and other microbes that call our bodies home.
Read more on utsa.edu

City of Boerne Launches Startup Incubator Program in Public-Private Partnership

11-02-2021:
The nonprofit partnership between the City of Boerne and the Boerne Kendall County Angel Network is aiming to build a local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

NASA SELECTS SwRI-LED CUBESAT TO ASSESS THE ORIGINS OF HOT PLASMA IN THE SUN’S CORONA

11-01-2021:
The CubeSat Imaging X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, led by Southwest Research Institute, will measure the elemental composition of hot, multimillion-degree plasmas in the Sun’s corona – its outermost atmosphere.
Read more on swri.org

AN ANCHOR FOR PORT SAN ANTONIO

10-29-2021:
Tech Port Center + Arena will bring venue and more to redeveloped Texas base.
Read more on venuesnow.com

Dee Howard Foundation, UTSA Launch "The Future of Flight" Student Art Contest

10-29-2021:
Contest is open to all Pre-K to Grade 12 students in the San Antonio area.
Read more on deehoward.org

Houston, We Have No Problem

10-27-2021:
From ICBM deliveries to NASA moon base, two Port-based companies bolster Texas' space economy.
Read more on houstonchronicle.com

How Texas Biomed researchers are working to halt the next pandemic before it begins

10-27-2021:
A team of scientists are studying an emerging Nipah virus which can kill up to 75% of people it infects.
Read more on kens5.com

Seno Medical raising $40M to globalize cancer-detection technology

10-26-2021:
The Alamo City company expects to be cleared for international commercialization within months.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio university receives $1 million to foster Latino students in STEM

10-25-2021:
St. Mary’s University is aiming to bridge the digital divide for Latino students with its newest grant from the National Science Foundation.
Read more on culturemap.com

San Antonio: Cyber City, U.S.A.

10-25-2021:
Port San Antonio and other city-wide entities are working to drive cyber advancement and mitigate threats to our networks.
Read more on businessfacilities.com

Geekdom CEO says San Antonio could see more tech startups in next 10 years

10-24-2021:
Geekdom is a coworking space that provides resources to help turn ideas into businesses.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI WINS THREE R&D 100 AWARDS

10-22-2021:
Institute praised for having three of the 100 most significant innovations for 2021.
Read more on swri.org

SA startup Irys Technologies selected to present at UN Climate Change Conference

10-22-2021:
Company is the only American company chosen for the Tech For Our Planet challenge, hosted by the UK's cabinet office and Netherland-based venture capital firm PUBLIC.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA signs $18 million federal research contract with Air Force Research Laboratory

10-21-2021:
Contract will accelerate research and development in strategic areas beneficial to both organizations.
Read more on utsa.edu

Local biotech startup MicroLev wins Trinity’s annual Stumberg Venture Competition

10-21-2021:
MicroLev is working on patent-pending optical research instruments and equipment that focus on aerosols and the aerosol industry and how they affect climate change.
Read more on bizjournals.com

TWO GIANT LEAPS FOR HUMANKIND

10-21-2021:
Knight Aerospace and Astroport Space Technologies are poised to deliver game-changing innovations that will make our planet a more resilient and safe place.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI-LED TEAM PRODUCES A NEW EARTH BOMBARDMENT MODEL

10-21-2021:
These models have been used to understand how impacts may have affected oxygen levels in the Earth’s atmosphere in the Archean eon, 2.5 to 4 billion years ago.
Read more on swri.org

Mind Science Awards $30,000 to BrainStorm Pitch Winner from Stanford Univ.

10-21-2021:
Annual BrainStorm pitch competition fulfills three crucial objectives: funding research to bolster understanding of the brain; investing in the careers of early-stage neuroscientists; and promoting effective science communication.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

FDA green lights Methodist Healthcare for use of new heart transplant technology

10-20-2021:
Federal regulatory approval could position the Alamo City as a larger player in transplant surgery.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Fortune 500 company buys San Antonio IT firm Sirius Computer Solutions for $2.5B

10-19-2021:
Sirius provides information technology support, consultation, and management for approximately 3,900 large and mid-sized customers across the country.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Hypersonics research at UTSA ushers in student growth and innovation

10-19-2021:
University's investment in a million-dollar hypersonic wind tunnel is paying dividends with another innovative research opportunity in the works.
Read more on utsa.edu

Health-focused startup Betty's Co. wins grand prize at local pitch event

10-15-2021:
Betty’s Co. is an online women-focused health company that offers health and wellness counseling, resources and products, most geared to younger women.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UT Health San Antonio spinoff company advancing brain injury drug

10-14-2021:
The novel therapy could help a wide variety of patients including those wounded in sports or at war.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Plus One Robotics and Locus Robotics Team Up to Deliver Collaborative, Flexible Robot System

10-13-2021:
The innovative, cross-platform robotic system is designed to boost productivity in e-commerce fulfilment centers.
Read more on apnews.com

Cybersecurity company Research Innovations opens first office in SA

10-13-2021:
Location becomes third US site for Virginia-based firm.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Texas Biomed scientists use ‘reporter gene’ to track how coronavirus moves through the body

10-13-2021:
The gene causes the virus to glow brightly under a fluorescence microscope, allowing scientists to see how the virus moves through its host in real time.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

SwRI EXPANDS VALVE TESTING CAPABILITIES TO AID CARBON CAPTURE, STORAGE

10-13-2021:
Breakthroughs make it possible to test subsurface safety valves’ ability to withstand associated gas flow rates at high pressures to prevent injury, loss of life and environmental effects.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI AWARDED UP TO $78.8 MILLION TO HELP PROTECT MILITARY AIRCRAFT, CREWS

10-12-2021:
Much of the work SwRI will perform will be related to jammer systems, which use electronic signals to block an enemy’s radar and prevent them from using vital tools such as satellite positioning and communication systems.
Read more on swri.org

Rackspace Co-Founder Launches Jobward App For Job Seekers

10-12-2021:
Jobward’s web-based Resume Generator helps job seekers create customized resumes to apply for a specific job.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Alamo Colleges nabs $19M in federal grants

10-11-2021:
Funding will go toward increasing the number of students who pursue degrees in STEM fields.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Local nonprofit formed to shrink SA's digital divide

10-11-2021:
SA Digital Connects aims to improve access to digital tools and high-speed internet service.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio startup Modern Managed IT buys local competitor Vertical Technologies LLC

10-11-2021:
Modern Managed IT has grown to have more than 1,000 customers around the world, which in part was boosted by $1 million in venture funding the company received last December.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Knight Aerospace CEO Named New Chair of the Dee Howard Foundation

10-08-2021:
Full slate of new officers includes leaders from the local aerospace landscape.
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SwRI-UTSA study demonstrates lunar composition mapping capabilities

10-08-2021:
New technology is the first to measure the composition of the lunar surface using surface-reflected light in wavelengths.
Read more on utsa.edu

688TH CYBERSPACE WING, SAMSAT PARTNER FOR CYBERSECURITY RESILIENCE TRAINING

10-04-2021:
Throughout September, enlisted and reserve airmen participated in a series of hands-on simulations and other state-of-the-art training exercises at the Port.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Presidents in precision therapeutics partnership discuss San Antonio’s growing biomed industry

10-01-2021:
Innovative efforts of the San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics are focusing on creating breakthrough treatments tailored to specific patient populations.
Read more on utsa.edu

The Texas Research & Technology Foundation Awards Grant

09-30-2021:
TRTF, subsidiary VelocityTX was Awarded a $715K Federal Grant to Fuel Innovation and Job Creation.
Read more on eda.gov

Students “learn by doing’ as they prepare for career success

09-29-2021:
The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) is a network of tuition-free high schools that offers students internships, job shadowing and mentorship.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

On the frontlines of San Antonio's tech evolution

09-28-2021:
Jungle Disk CEO Bret Piatt has seen the city blossom into a tech hub over the past two decades.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA Brain Health Consortium awarded $12.5M to research genetic brain disorders

09-28-2021:
The results of their study could have a significant impact toward one day treating or eliminating neurological diseases such as epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease and more.
Read more on utsa.edu

Plus One Robotics: Elevating Humans and Automation

09-28-2021:
The firm is transforming global commerce through visual sensors and artificial intelligence capabilities with industrial robots.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

The San Antonio Tech Ecosystem at a Glance

09-28-2021:
Check out the city's most notable tech-related companies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

StandardAero: Ensuring the Resilience of Global Aviation Fleets

09-27-2021:
StandardAero is one of the world's largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers for the aerospace industry.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

STARTUP WEEK PREVIEW: PANEL OF EXPERTS

09-27-2021:
Panelists included members of San Antonio’s business, tech communities
Read more on ksat.com

SA Startup Week aims to attract more entrepreneurs, companies to tech community

09-26-2021:
SA Startup Week is set for Oct. 11-22
Read more on ksat.com

You Think That Fresh Water Is Valuable On The Moon? Try The Earth!

09-23-2021:
Genesis Systems aims to change the world with its new technology, which can extract thousands of gallons of water per day from the atmosphere.
Read more on forbes.com

SwRI SCIENTISTS AWARDED GRANT TO IMPROVE WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN WEST TEXAS

09-22-2021:
Hydrologists will apply scientific tools that will aid water resource management for semiarid regions where vital water systems are at potential risk.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio’s Newest Business Incubator Emerge and Rise Teaches Small Businesses How to Succeed

09-22-2021:
Incubator offers training in business skills, marketing, legal issues and accounting.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Machine that promises to turn air into drinking water coming to Port S.A.

09-20-2021:
Campus will serve as a proving ground for the atmospheric water generation project developed by Genesis Systems.
Read more on expressnews.com

World’s Biggest Robot Transforming Aerospace Industry

09-20-2021:
Along with San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute, XYREC is pioneering new methods for industrial paint removal essential to the ongoing maintenance of the world’s aircraft, ships and other heavy vessels.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

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.