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Local Venture Studio Raises $30M

03-20-2024:
Mission 3A builds its primarily health-focused software companies from the ground up.
Read more on bizjournals.com

APRIL 7: SAMSAT Festival De Esports hits Tech Port

03-19-2024:
Come play games on fast computers, test your skills against celebrities, and learn about esports opportunities.
Read more on ksat.com

Local Leaders Aim to Inspire, Connect Women in Business and Tech

03-18-2024:
Women in Robotics and Geekdom are two organizations that are encouraging women to thrive in STEM-related fields.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

FREE EVENT March 20: Leading Women in Tech

03-14-2024:
Join us for a special evening highlighting women who are at the forefront of groundbreaking technological advances right here in our community.
Read more on eventbrite.com

SA SMART - Mayor’s K-12 Smart City Challenge

03-13-2024:
Opportunities are available for mentors in advanced industries across San Antonio.
Read more on sa-smart.org

Hundreds of Students Converge at Port for Mayor's Cyber Cup

03-13-2024:
The students were among the region's participants in CyberPatriot XVI, a yearlong nationwide defensive cybersecurity competition.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI Receives $2 Million NASA Grant to Develop Lunar-regolith-measuring Instrument

03-13-2024:
SPARCI instrument to make the first measurements of the Moon’s megaregolith
Read more on swri.org

Texas Awards Millions in Cancer Research Funding to SA Institutions

03-12-2024:
UT Health San Antonio has been among the largest recipients of CPRIT awards over the last several months.
Read more on bizjournals.com

How UTSA is Making April’s Eclipse Accessible for Visually Impaired People

03-12-2024:
Students are building LightSound devices, which convert light into sound to make solar eclipses more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI Develops Off-road Autonomous Driving Tools Focused on Camera Vision

03-12-2024:
Researchers develop powerful vision-based autonomy alternative to lidar, radar, GPS
Read more on swri.org

UTSA Astrophysicist Explores Eclipse-related Educational Opportunities

03-11-2024:
Chris Packham discusses an ongoing STEM outreach project aimed at educating local K-12 students.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI Uses ENABLE Tool to Assess Injury Risk in Soldiers

03-11-2024:
Markerless Motion capture technology predicts injury risk in military trainees.
Read more on swri.org

Trinity University to Celebrate Space Week

03-06-2024:
School will host events for the April 8 total solar eclipse.
Read more on trinity.edu

UTSA Joins Federal Consortium to Advance AI Safety

03-06-2024:
The U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (AISIC) supports the development and deployment of trustworthy and safe AI.
Read more on utsa.edu

Juno Spacecraft Measures Oxygen Production on Jupiter’s Moon, Europa

03-05-2024:
Study puts narrow constraints on how much oxygen is produced within Europa’s ice shell.
Read more on swri.org

Port Unveils New Details About $300 Million Futuristic Office Tower

03-04-2024:
The state-of-the-art facility will be an illustration of the cybersecurity, aerospace, defense and advanced manufacturing work being done at the Port.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI Develops Low-emission Natural-gas-fueled Hybrid Truck

03-04-2024:
SwRI-designed medium-duty truck demonstrated a 25% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with hybrid natural gas powertrain.
Read more on swri.org

MARCH 21: CAST Schools Senior Hiring Fair

03-04-2024:
High school seniors will get the chance to meet with local employers to explore and interview part-time and full-time career opportunities.
Read more on castschools.com

Geekdom to Unveil New Space to Local Entrepreneurs

03-01-2024:
Geekdom is a collaborative startup community and coworking space based in San Antonio.
Read more on sanantonio.culturemap.com

MARCH 2: U.S. Military Service Academy Day

02-29-2024:
San Antonio students interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy are encouraged to attend and meet with representatives.
Read more on house.gov

TechBloc's Plan to Transform SA Startup Scene

02-28-2024:
Local tech advocacy nonprofit recently traveled to Monterrey, Mexico to survey its tech and entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA Researchers Honored by NAI for Impact on Medical Industry

02-28-2024:
NAI members hold over 1,000 U.S. patents, 344 of which are licensed technologies and commercialized products.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI Scientists Lead Two Europa Investigation Teams

02-27-2024:
Projects will investigate properties of the Jovian moon to inform NASA’s upcoming Europa Clipper mission
Read more on swri.org

UTSA Research Expenditures Reach Record High, Further Driving Texas' Economy

02-26-2024:
FY 2023 was the fourth consecutive year that UTSA’s annual research expenditures exceeded $100 million.
Read more on utsa.edu

Texas Biomed Receives $1 Million to Expand and Modernize Campus

02-26-2024:
Texas Biomed is a world leader in infectious disease research and in developing diagnostics, vaccines and therapies.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Port-based 16th Air Force and Poland Cyber Command Join Forces to Counter Increasing Cyber Threats

02-23-2024:
Partnership is about information sharing, the key ingredient in today's security landscape.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Race for Jetsons-like Air Travel in Texas Gaining Speed

02-22-2024:
Millions in new federal funding could help fuel Port San Antonio's pursuit of autonomous advanced air transportation.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Local Students Witness Plane They Built Soar into the Sky

02-19-2024:
Dragon 1, a small airplane built by Southwest High School students, roared to life before taking off on its first official flight.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

St. Philip's College Trains Talent to Fill Solar Industry Jobs

02-16-2024:
Degree program provides students with the skills necessary to work in the electrical power generation industry.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI Scientists Find Evidence of Geothermal Activity within Icy Dwarf Planets

02-15-2024:
Webb telescope observes potentially young methane deposits on surfaces of Eris, Makemake.
Read more on swri.org

Plus One Robotics Surpasses 1 Billion Successful Picks

02-14-2024:
Port-based company - one of the most successful startups in the city's history - enhances supply chain productivity.
Read more on mobilerobotguide.com

CyManII and CRI Launch Free Cyber Readiness Program for Small and Medium Manufacturers

02-13-2024:
The pilot program will assist up to 200 manufacturers in the United States.
Read more on cymanii.org

UTSA MATRIX Consortium Establishes Center to Combat Health Disparities

02-13-2024:
A $500,000 grant will help researchers leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to enhance how health disparities are addressed.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio Delegation Headed to Mexico to Talk Tech, Build Relationships

02-12-2024:
Tech Bloc is leading the trip for 12 business, nonprofit and government leaders to expand partnerships in Mexico and Latin America.
Read more on expressnews.com

SwRI Scientists Identify Water Molecules on Asteroids for the First Time

02-12-2024:
SOFIA’s FORCAST instrument found water on dry asteroids.
Read more on swri.org

Ten Projects to Receive Nearly $5 Million for Manufacturing Cybersecurity Innovation

02-12-2024:
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is collaborating with the locally-based Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) on the initiative.
Read more on cymanii.org

Nonprofit Keeps Raising San Antonio's Global Aerospace Innovation Profile

02-05-2024:
The Dee Howard Foundation will honor pioneers whose leadership and work in the Alamo City have impacted aviation and space science worldwide.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

VIA Installs New Technology System to Help Blind, Low-vision Riders

02-05-2024:
NaviLens helps riders navigate to a bus stop and access real-time bus arrival and directional information.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI’s CHEDE-9 Consortium Expands Decarbonization Research Priorities

02-05-2024:
The industry’s longest-running commercial vehicle consortium focuses on low-, zero-carbon technologies.
Read more on swri.org

Kelly Heritage Foundation Preparing San Antonio's Gen-next Tech Talent

02-02-2024:
Students recently gathered at the Port to share their innovations in an array of STEM disciplines.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

From Air Base to Innovation Hub

01-31-2024:
Port President and CEO Jim Perschbach joins the Beyond the Bite podcast to discuss the innovation taking place at the Port.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Atma Energy Completes First Successful Virtual Power Plant Pilot Program Test

01-29-2024:
A virtual power plant is an aggregation of small solar assets at individual customer sites.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Girls Inc. of San Antonio Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science

01-29-2024:
RockIt into the Future takes place on Saturday, February 10 at CAST Med school.
Read more on ksat.com

$1.2M Awarded to UT Health San Antonio for Pre-diabetes Research

01-26-2024:
Pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
Read more on tpr.org

Researchers Pinpoint Most Likely Source of HIV Rebound Infection

01-24-2024:
Texas Biomed researchers identified that lymph nodes in the abdomen are the leading source of rebound infection after the first week of stopping antiretroviral treatment.
Read more on txbiomed.org

San Antonio Students’ Experiments Bound for Space

01-24-2024:
Space and Engineering Technologies Academy pupils will run a control experiment to help determine how microgravity affects chia seed growth.
Read more on communityimpact.com

Researchers Use AI to Improve Real-time Coronary Imaging

01-24-2024:
UTSA, UT Health San Antonio are teaming up to identify the exact composition of coronary heart disease.
Read more on utsa.edu

Texas Biomed Creates New Education Program to Support Young Scientists

01-23-2024:
Program will help inspire local students to be part of the next generation of scientists and provide them unparalleled access to learn from leading biomedical scientists.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Local Startup Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Train Medical Students

01-22-2024:
MedCognition has developed a medical training platform that blends holographic imaging with AR to simulate clinical conditions, including strokes.
Read more on bizjournals.com

STEP Demo Pilot Plant Makes New Breakthrough for sCO2 Power Generation

01-22-2024:
Demonstration facility achieves industry first by spinning its turbine at 18,000 rpm.
Read more on swri.org

UTSA Establishing New College in AI, Cyber, Computing and Data Science

01-19-2024:
The proliferation of such applications in recent years has contributed to unprecedented advancements across various industries.
Read more on utsa.edu

Air Force’s Most Trusted Wing Hardens Warfighter Communications Leveraging Automation, AI-driven Data

01-19-2024:
The 688th Cyberspace Wing is America’s first cyberspace wing charged with engineering, operating, extending, and defending the Air Force Information Network and warfighter communication.
Read more on dvidshub.net

January 24: Preparing San Antonio's Gen-Next Innovators

01-11-2024:
Join us for a FREE event as Kelly Heritage Foundation President Jim Perschbach provides an overview of recent milestones and big plans ahead.
Read more on eventbrite.com

New Regional Tech Startup Envisions a Future Powered by Wind

01-11-2024:
Wind Chaser has developed a scalable, portable wind turbine, designed for a variety of applications.
Read more on bizjournals.com

2023 Memory Book: Boeing Center at Tech Port

01-09-2024:
A year in review of 2023 at Boeing Center at Tech Port.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI Awarded $54 Million Contract to Develop QuickSounder Weather Satellite

01-08-2024:
QuickSounder will launch the first in a new generation of NOAA low-Earth orbit environmental satellites.
Read more on swri.org

New E-TrollEy Service Makes it Free to Ride Downtown in San Antonio

01-06-2024:
SanAntoni-Go was launched in late December.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Local Drone Developer on Track to Receive Tens of Millions in Federal Funding

01-05-2024:
Darkhive is developing tactical drones for public safety and military operations.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Siddhi’s Take: Space Exploration Within Reach for San Antonio Youth

01-04-2024:
High School student Siddhi Raut dreams of space and is inspiring others to do the same.
Read more on sareport.com

SA Biotech Startup Strikes Deal for Swiss Company Assets

01-04-2024:
Hera Biotech has reached an agreement to acquire the endometriosis diagnostic assets and associated IP from AI-driven biomarker discovery company Scailyte.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Will San Antonio be the next esports epicenter?

01-01-2024:
Over the past several years, Port San Antonio and other city-wide entities have unveiled brand-new esports facilities.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Company Isn't Just Capturing CO2, It's Making Something of It

12-31-2023:
CarbonFree is using its SkyMine process to convert the greenhouse gas into usable materials.
Read more on expressnews.com

Sam Ximenes: Pioneer of the New, Foreign World of Architecture in Space

12-25-2023:
Ximenes has a big vision and plans to make San Antonio a hub for space exploration and architecture.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Full Throttle Ahead for New Aerospace Training Graduates

12-11-2023:
Company's San Antonio-based training program empowers newcomers as they build their futures on the leading edge of aerospace technology.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Partnering to Connect Students with Futures in Advanced Technologies

11-30-2023:
Nearly 2,000 students from across the region recently took part in CORE4 STEM, a two-day expo hosted at the Port.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SA Smart Challenge 2024: Registration is Open!

11-30-2023:
Propose a product, service, or strategy that improves how we take care of and use San Antonio's natural environment.
Read more on sa-smart.org

Dura Software Raises $83M in Funding Round

11-29-2023:
Hyperniche software aggregator has acquired 15 subsidiaries over the last five years, including four this year.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Space Pioneers One Step Closer to Establishing Lunar Habitat

11-28-2023:
Astroport Space Technologies has received additional NASA support as it advances groundbreaking research to establish habitats and manufacturing sites on the Moon.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI Selected for $4.5 Million Contract to Update C-5 Aircraft

11-28-2023:
Institute will install monitoring system to capture usage data.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI-led PUNCH Mission Advances Toward 2025 Launch

11-27-2023:
Observatory integration begins in SwRI’s new Spacecraft and Payload Processing Facility.
Read more on swri.org

SA-based Owl Therapeutics Enters Into Global Drug Development Deal

11-27-2023:
New agreement will put the Alamo City front and center in efforts to address traumatic brain injury.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Meet Alan Stern, Southwest Research Institute’s First Official Space Traveler

11-24-2023:
Stern has helped build the San Antonio-based institute’s space science and engineering division.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Maximizing Your GI Bill: A Veteran’s Guide To Cybersecurity Education

11-24-2023:
Get insights from Geronimo Moreno of Port-based NTI about getting the most out of your GI Bill benefits for a successful career in cybersecurity.
Read more on cybertainment.blog

Southwest Research Institute to Deliver Cyber Capabilities for Tactical Warfare

11-20-2023:
Institute will develop novel cyber technologies for use by warfighters in the field during tactical operations.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA Seniors Create Prototype Robot to Help Feed Disabled Individuals

11-20-2023:
The prototype is a robotic arm that works using facial tracking software and customized bowls and utensils.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Cancer Therapy Shows Promise Against Tuberculosis

11-14-2023:
Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute found the therapy dramatically reduces TB growth, even for bacteria that are drug-resistant.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Soul Mobility Powered Wheelchair Accessory Innovates the Mobility Market

11-08-2023:
San Antonio-based startup is addressing a common issue facing a multitude of wheelchair users.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Ransomware as a Service: Unpacking This New Phenomenon

11-06-2023:
Hear from Geronimo Moreno of Port-based NTI about a new type of cyber threat that has emerged.
Read more on cybertainment.blog

UTSA Researchers Discover New Method to Inhibit Cholera Infection

11-02-2023:
V. cholerae choleraeis found naturally on surfaces within marine environments.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI’s Dr. Alan Stern Conducts Space Research Aboard Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity

11-02-2023:
Stern tested procedures, trained for future NASA-funded suborbital flight experiment.
Read more on swri.org

Should I Get Personal Cyber Insurance?

11-02-2023:
Get insights from Geronimo Moreno of Port-based Namauu Technological & Industrial.
Read more on cybertainment.blog

$2 Million NSF Grant Funds Research in Energy-efficient Applications of AI

11-01-2023:
For machine-learning tools to analyze new data, they must first sort data into various categories.
Read more on utsa.edu

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