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ECODEVO 360 NEWSLETTER - SEPTEMBER 2020

09-17-2020:
Read this month's EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

2020 YTexas State of Business Summit

09-17-2020:
Attend virtual symposiums focused on the future of Texas with topics such as 5G technology, smart cities, infrastructure, transportation, workforce development and more.
Read more on ytexas.com

H-E-B taps Swisslog and AutoStore tech for e-grocery automation project

09-16-2020:
SA-based grocer will deploy automated micro-fulfilment centers that will support its curbside pick-up and delivery business.
Read more on retailtechinnovationhub.com

SwRI scientist searches for stellar phosphorus to find potentially habitable exoplanets

09-16-2020:
Stellar chemical compositions used as proxy for potentially habitable systems.
Read more on swri.org

North East ISD to convert former Walmart into new cybersecurity magnet center

09-15-2020:
North East Independent School District will open a new cybersecurity magnet program in a building that previously housed a Walmart.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

STEM City Global Summit: Connecting K-12 Education to the Challenges of the Real World

09-15-2020:
September 29, 2020, A summit will cover principles of partnerships between K-12, academic, industry, government, and non-profits, and features cases from the U.S., México, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal and Qatar.
Read more on samsat.org

Northwest Vista College Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art STEM Learning Center

09-15-2020:
Facility will offer a wide range of innovative learning environments.
Read more on prnewswire.com

TechBloc, Bexar County call on startups for 2020 pitch competition

09-14-2020:
TechFuel is a $100,000 startup pitch competition.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio physician develops device to relieve hiccups

09-11-2020:
Device stimulates the vagus nerve and eases hiccups.
Read more on ksat.com

Long-awaited new ALS drug shows promise at UT Health San Antonio

09-11-2020:
Experimental pill promises extended life for ALS patients.
Read more on ksat.com

SA-based Rackspace partners with Atlanta-based data analytics company

09-09-2020:
Companies are collaborating to help customers migrate applications and data into the cloud more rapidly.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI-led study indicates sand-sized meteoroids are peppering asteroid Bennu

09-09-2020:
Research uses data from NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission.
Read more on swri.org

HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE INTERNS HELP TECH LEADER TRANSFORM GLOBAL INDUSTRIES

09-09-2020:
Plus One Robotics gives students first-hand experience developing and selling robotics innovations that are changing the world.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SA biometrics company to buy UK business, expand global footprint

09-09-2020:
Fulcrum Biometrics Inc. is a developer and marketer of biometric identification technologies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Watershed Idea Foundry ‘One-Stop-Shop’ Helps Biotech Startups Get Ideas to Market

09-08-2020:
Watershed helps aspiring entrepreneurs incubate and accelerate the development of innovative technologies from all industries that can advance patient care.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA, Dee Howard Foundation engage students with art contest

09-08-2020:
Organizations are joining with local, state and national partners to establish the Dee Howard Foundation/UTSA Pre-K thru 12 Aviation and Aerospace Art Contest.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI awarded NASA contract to develop high-latitude mission to image the Sun’s poles

09-02-2020:
Institute also contributing to two additional mission concept design studies.
Read more on swri.org

VelocityTX Launches Bioscience Accelerator Program, Co-Working Space

09-02-2020:
VelocityTX’s mission is to support the development of more early-stage life science and technology companies in San Antonio.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SA airport first to implement germ-zapping robot technology to fight COVID

09-02-2020:
Xenex Disinfection Services’ locally-produced LightStrike robots can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that causes COVID-19.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

New Venture Mentoring Service Connects UTSA, UT Health SA Entrepreneurs to Commercialization Expertise

08-31-2020:
Service is a sister program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Venture Mentoring Service (MITVMS).
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI-led first-ever mission to the Trojan asteroids passes NASA milestone

08-28-2020:
Lucy mission gains approval for final development stage
Read more on swri.org

Local cybersecurity company adding new division

08-21-2020:
CNF Technologies' new division will focus on cyber-related research and development.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Girls Inc. of San Antonio creates new program to help with distance learning

08-20-2020:
Girls Inc. Smart i-Café is open to all girls in third through eighth grade.
Read more on ksat.com

Two Port SA Companies Honored for Resiliency

08-18-2020:
Knight Aerospace, CNF Technologies recognized by San Antonio Business Journal for showing incredible resilience during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA Opens Science and Engineering Building, Advanced Maker Space

08-17-2020:
The 160,349 square-foot space will provide much-needed laboratories and classrooms, as well as an expansive collaboration space for students.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

New UTSA game to teach cybersecurity to elementary kids

08-13-2020:
Cyber Threat Protector is a new tabletop card game designed to introduce cybersecurity principles and safety to players beginning in the third grade.
Read more on utsa.edu

Port SA board approves construction of $60M innovation center

08-13-2020:
State-of-the-art facility will include a 2,500-seat technology arena for esports competitions, concerts, product launches and large training programs.
Read more on bizjournals.com

PORT SAN ANTONIO STRENGTHENING AMERICA'S STANDING AS WORLD'S INNOVATION LEADER

08-13-2020:
Full spectrum innovation center will be a leading destination that engages hundreds of thousands of people annually from throughout the region, across the country and around the world.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

NASA SELECTS SwRI TO PARTICIPATE IN $6 BILLION RAPID SPACECRAFT ACQUISITION IV CONTRACT

08-11-2020:
Institute will be listed in the NASA spacecraft catalog used by the U.S. government to easily contract for proven spacecraft.
Read more on swri.org

Plus One Robotics: The Future of Work

08-11-2020:
Innovator is creating new jobs that make work in industrial environments safer and more efficient.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SA biotech nearing launch of breakthrough cancer test

08-11-2020:
A local pathology practice has initiated a validation study of bioAffinity Technologies' CyPath Lung early detection cancer test.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Medical Startup Wins $1M Air Force Contract

08-10-2020:
Olifant Medical has developed a protective barrier device that can protect healthcare providers from COVID-19 exposure.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI RECEIVES $1 MILLION AIR FORCE CONTRACT TO SUSTAIN AGING AIRCRAFT

08-10-2020:
SwRI has provided technical engineering support to the Air Force for several decades.
Read more on www.swri.org

Locally owned e-commerce company acquires artificial intelligence provider

08-07-2020:
Searchspring has acquired Portland, Oregon-based 4-Tell, which uses AI to help e-commerce sites personalize each customer's experience.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio scientists are playing key roles in these interplanetary missions

08-07-2020:
Tech Bloc event virtually brought together engineers and scholars from NASA, the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Port San Antonio Offering Free Training for Job Seekers

08-05-2020:
Partners aim to create a pipeline of talent to fill roles in industries that are growing, even during the pandemic.
Read more on kens5.com

SwRI receives funding to design zero-emission power plant

08-05-2020:
Project utilizes supercritical carbon dioxide, carbon capture and energy storage.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Startup Builds COVID-19 Support App

08-04-2020:
The free app allows users to connect to local COVID-19 resources and learn more about the virus.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Electric vehicles part of San Antonio plan to get city carbon neutral by 2050

08-03-2020:
Transportation contributes to large portion of air pollution.
Read more on ksat.com

San Antonio company creates hands-free temperature scanner

07-30-2020:
DOCUmation thermal scanners made to read temperatures in less than a second with 98.3% accuracy.
Read more on ksat.com

UTSA launches research center to expand reach of artificial intelligence

07-30-2020:
The consortium will bring together experts studying artificial intelligence to expand the use and deployment of AI.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

New tech training hub at Port San Antonio will provide resources for job hunters

07-29-2020:
Training hub will help find talent for IT, cybersecurity, aerospace, robotics
Read more on ksat.com

CPS Energy sets massive goal for solar growth

07-29-2020:
San Antonio ranks fifth in the nation for the amount of solar capacity it has installed within city limits.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Researchers receive funding to study hypersonic flight environments

07-28-2020:
The goal is to ultimately make full aerodynamic measurements in a truly representative hypersonic environment.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Sports launches digital fitness initiative

07-27-2020:
'Stay Active. Stay Healthy' campaign includes live streaming workout classes, a fitness challenge, skills training and additional resources.
Read more on ksat.com

ECODEVO 360 NEWSLETTER - JULY 2020

07-27-2020:
Read this month's EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SwRI, UTSA RESEARCHERS RECEIVE GRANT TO REDUCE COST OF MALARIA TREATMENT

07-27-2020:
Work is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (CONNECT) program.
Read more on swri.org

NEW TECH TRAINING HUB AT PORT WILL BUILD SKILLS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST JOBS DURING PANDEMIC

07-23-2020:
San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology to launch facility to help people prepare for growing careers in advanced technologies.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI AWARDED CONTRACT TO DEVELOP SOLAR WIND PLASMA SENSOR

07-22-2020:
Technology will measure the properties of solar wind ions originating from the Sun.
Read more on swri.org

Gov Tech Startup Irys Closes $1.2M Seed Round

07-22-2020:
Firm helps residents communicate more effectively with their local governments.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

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