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SwRI RECEIVES AWARD TO BUILD ROBOTIC INSPECTION SYSTEM FOR WASTE STORAGE TANKS

06-23-2020:
Inspection system will inspect the bottoms of tanks used to store chemical and radioactive waste.
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SAN ANTONIO TO LAUNCH NATION’S PREMIER REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER

06-22-2020:
NEW INTEGRATED CENTER AT PORT SAN ANTONIO WILL SERVE AS A MODEL FOR COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE.
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City funds massive effort to protect Alamo City, smaller cities from cyberattacks

06-22-2020:
Cybersecurity hub will be located at Port San Antonio.
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SA company offers germ-zapping robots as on-call service to combat Covid

06-19-2020:
Xenex Disinfection Services is expanding operations and making its COVID-eradication technology available to larger client pool.
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Level Effect Debuts Cybersecurity Boot Camp Developed During Pandemic Lockdown

06-19-2020:
Company founders focused on addressing the needs of job seekers interested in a cybersecurity career.
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Behind the company that has built SA entrepreneurial brands

06-19-2020:
Heavy Heavy is known for branding entrepreneurship.
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Local bioscience company raises $5 million in equity funding

06-18-2020:
Rhapsody Labs uses nanotechnology to remove toxic solvents and carriers to increase the effectiveness of new or existing drugs.
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SAMSAT CEO Growing Science and Tech Museum into World-Class STEM Institution

06-17-2020:
New CEO Doug King enthusiastic about taking SAMSAT to the next level.
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San Antonio doctor invents device to protect health care workers from COVID-19

06-15-2020:
The device is a foldable, disposable barrier that can be used during high-risk procedures.
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BOEING SAN ANTONIO HELPING ENABLE C-17 CUSTOMERS’ COVID-19 MISSIONS

06-12-2020:
Globemaster III airlifters delivering protective equipment and medical supplies.
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Top ranked VFW in Texas turns to tech, gaming to bring in new generation of veterans

06-10-2020:
More military retirees drawn to video games during down time.
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UTSA helps UT System break into top 3 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

06-09-2020:
UTSA's research has been vital to the life and physical sciences, computing and wireless technology sectors.
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SwRI COMMISSIONED TO DEVELOP METHANE QUANTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

06-09-2020:
Institute will enhance algorithms to quantify leaks.
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Digital Marketing Technology Company Closes $13M Series A Funding Round

06-09-2020:
San Antonio-based Stirista specializes in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-customer (B2C) data services and tools.
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SA INNOVATORS LAUNCH MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT OF PATIENTS IMPACTED BY COVID AND OTHER DISEASES

06-09-2020:
Former U.S. Air Force Surgeon General is part of the project team.
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Internship program with SA startups shifted to digital format due to Covid-19

06-04-2020:
Students + Startups program allowed 44 companies to host 76 interns in a mostly digital setting.
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New Switch Could Supercharge Smartphones

06-03-2020:
A new component developed by University of Texas researchers could substantially improve battery life and speed for cell phones of the future.
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New Company, New Mission Brings San Antonio Tech Entrepreneurs Down To Earth

06-02-2020:
Mission-oriented company Soilworks focuses on replenishing the nation’s soils through regenerative farming.
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Tech Museum’s New Leader Aims for Growth at Port San Antonio in New Facility

06-01-2020:
Over the past two years, the museum has averaged about 20,000 visitors annually in its current location at Port.
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The Sonar Company Customizes Sound Wave Technology to Education, Nonprofit Applications

05-28-2020:
Patented technology uses sound waves inaudible to the human ear, sending a silent alert signal via any sound system.
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UTSA software to help patients receive faster postpandemic care

05-28-2020:
Program can organize almost three months of surgeries in a few minutes by working within a hospital’s existing system.
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SwRI AWARDED CONTRACT TO DEVELOP TREATMENT FOR COVID-19

05-28-2020:
Institute will work with the Department of Defense.
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San Antonio now ranks No. 5 in the nation for solar energy capacity

05-28-2020:
City makes list for seventh year in a row.
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SwRI ENGINEERS DEVELOP NEAR-ZERO EMISSIONS ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

05-26-2020:
Discovery reduces hazardous nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption.
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PLUS ONE ROBOTICS CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AT PORT

05-20-2020:
New technology allows humans to supervise and remotely assist robots anywhere in the world.
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The Nonhuman Touch: Pandemic Hastens Push for AI, Robotics

05-20-2020:
Plus One’s packaging will have fewer people touching their packages and allow for better socially distance among employees.
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San Antonio company aims to innovate world of robotics

05-19-2020:
Plus One Robotics helping to improve future of warehouse, e-commerce, manufacturing work
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San Antonio Cybersecurity Experts on Alert for Coronavirus-Related Attacks

05-14-2020:
Attackers like to take advantage of any security weakness they can find, and it’s often easier for them to find weaknesses when people are stressed.
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Science, tech museum taps new leader ahead of Port SA move

05-13-2020:
Doug King, a nationally-renowned museum executive, has been named the new president and CEO of SAMSAT.
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San Antonio roofless solar program plans to expand to new cities

05-12-2020:
Go Smart Solar is looking to offer solar power benefits without having to install panels on their rooftops.


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SwRI EXPANDS FUEL PROCESSING CAPABILITIES WITH NEW LARGE-SCALE REACTOR

05-12-2020:
System can be used for refinery processes, such as hydrotreating and hydrocracking, to produce a stable fuel ready for vehicle use.
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StandardAero Awarded $237M U.S. Air Force contract

05-11-2020:
Company will support T-38 Trainer Jet Aircraft for maintenance, repair and overhaul for the J85 engine.
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SwRI SCIENTIST MODELS MARS CLIMATE TO UNDERSTAND HABITABILITY

05-11-2020:
Salty pockets of water present on Mars are likely not habitable by life as we know it on Earth.
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Local due diligence firm lands $1.4M in new funding with excellent timing

05-11-2020:
Transect Inc. helps developers working with a variety of projects to identify state or federal restrictions and streamline their due diligence on projects.
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San Antonio team’s portable ventilator in final stages before approval

05-06-2020:
Adaptable emergency ventilator may help COVID-19 patients in need pending FDA approval.
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Local tech leader an advocate for fellow entrepreneurs, workforce development

05-05-2020:
Jungle Disk CEO Bret Piatt serves on the boards of many San Antonio-based small business advocacy groups.
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New school, new entertainment building part of big plans at Port San Antonio

05-04-2020:
Port prepares for future during COVID-19 pandemic
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Xenex robots get stamp of approval for COVID-19 elimination by Texas Biomed

04-30-2020:
Company's ultraviolet light technology is 99.9 percent effective in eradicating the virus from rooms and masks.
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Collaborative study receives $200,000 toward COVID-19 vaccine project

04-30-2020:
Research team will consist of a consortium of scientists from the University of Texas at San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute and Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
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Researchers seek next generation of VR for gamers with disabilities

04-30-2020:
UTSA launches first worldwide Accessibility VR Game Jam.
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Cutting the cost of electricity as temps heat up

04-25-2020:
CPS Energy and Go Smart Solar encourage residents to harness the power of the sun.
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VR could be the key to more people wearing masks to beat COVID-19

04-23-2020:
Researchers at UTSA have conducted an experiment that shows how virtual reality videos, when coupled with well-known figures such as celebrities, can influence positive health behaviors.
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SAEDF - BioScience Demand Occupation & Education Report

04-23-2020:
San Antonio is in a position to grow its bioscience ecosystem into a world-class hub - read the recent report from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
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UTSA Innovation and Commercialization Help Researchers Get Ideas to Market In Challenging Times

04-23-2020:
Program provides intellectual property management and licensing, proof-of-concept development, new venture incubation and entrepreneurial training.
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SwRI Awarded $12.8 Million to Develop Space Weather Instrument

04-21-2020:
Institute will develop a magnetometer for a satellite mission dedicated to tracking space weather.
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04-20-2020:
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SAMSAT adds tech video classes to meet demand for distance learning

04-20-2020:
Topics include robotics, video game programming and forensics.
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Robot makers find opening in pandemic

04-17-2020:
For most businesses, COVID-19 is a threat. For San Antonio robot makers, it’s an opportunity.
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UTSA professor awarded NSF grant for computing research

04-16-2020:
Assistant Professor Murtuza Jadliwala's research will focus on securing modern ubiquitous sensing and computing technologies against private data inference and exfiltration threats.
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SA Toyota plant making face shields for local first responders

04-15-2020:
Facility has pivoted from producing pickup trucks to face shields for first responders dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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