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SHARING SAN ANTONIO’S AMAZING TECH STORY WITH THE WORLD

10-23-2020:
Jim Perschbach discusses local tech innovators during the Montréal Connect 2020 conference.
Read more on www.portsanantonio.us

Research team makes breakthrough discovery on brain cortex functionality

10-22-2020:
UTSA researchers are challenging the historical belief that the organization of the cortical circuit of GABAergic neurons is exclusively local.
Read more on utsa.edu

UTSA receives $1 million to advance research and workforce development in green energy and sustainability

10-22-2020:
Grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).
Read more on utsa.edu

Researcher awarded grant for novel approach on COVID-19 drug

10-22-2020:
The grant will help fund collaborative studies that combine virology, high-throughput screening, medicinal chemistry and in-silico drug design expertise.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio company named one of 20 most fundable startups

10-21-2020:
Perytor Therapeutics discovered a new category of drugs that can be used to promote tissue regeneration.
Read more on bizjournals.com

First wave of students begin free training program at new Port SA training center

10-21-2020:
Courses are now up and running and students from various different backgrounds are on their way to a new future.
Read more on kens5.com

SwRI helping build "coal plant of the future" with DOE funding

10-20-2020:
Money will go toward developing a supercritical carbon dioxide turbine, which can be fueled by synthetic coal gas, natural gas or hydrocarbon liquids.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Startup Week goes virtual, aims to help businesses come to fruition

10-19-2020:
Expectations remain high despite having to shift gears
Read more on www.ksat.com

San Antonio schools are doubling down on cybersecurity education

10-15-2020:
Local high school equips students for a career in cybersecurity.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Local biotech tapped for multimillion-dollar regmed contract

10-13-2020:
SA-based GenCure will take part in a $2.4 million contract involving the development of potency testing for mesenchymal stromal cells used in regenerative medicine products.
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Port SA brings Dutch robotics company to Alamo City

10-13-2020:
XYREC Inc. will launch its first U.S. site at Port San Antonio.
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NEW PORT CUSTOMER XYREC LEADS ROBOT-BASED TECH THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE

10-13-2020:
Company's new U.S. operation will grow award-winning innovation for precision laser de-painting of aircraft and other large vessels.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Local startup teams up with SpaceX on space logistics

10-12-2020:
San Antonio-based Exploration Architecture Corporation, also known as XArc, will help expedite cargo logistics in space.
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Aviation pioneer Dee Howard’s legacy lives on at UTSA

10-09-2020:
Among other initiatives, the Dee Howard Endowed Scholarship assists first-generation college students and students from underserved communities.
Read more on utsa.edu

Smart Water-Bottle Lid Company Wins Stumberg Competition $25,000 Prize

10-08-2020:
Sapphire developed the first-to-market smart lid that tracks water consumption and replaces the standard lid found on most water bottles.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio-based cyber company awarded phase 2 Air Force contract

10-07-2020:
Air Force will use The Denim Group's security vulnerability resolution platform to develop, secure, deploy, and operate applications into software that adapts missions in real time.
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Plus One Robotics Acclaimed by Frost & Sullivan for Unique Approach to Human-Robot Collaboration

10-07-2020:
Innovator's human-in-the-loop approach provides 24/7 expert support while ensuring robots perform to their maximum potential
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INDUSTRY LEADER’S EXPANSION FURTHER RAISES SAN ANTONIO’S PROFILE AS “CYBER CITY, U.S.A.”

10-07-2020:
Technica Corporation's new operation at the Port provides invaluable strategic support to U.S. military digital assets and mission readiness worldwide.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Gov Tech Startup Irys Wins $1.15M Air Force Contract

10-07-2020:
Company will work closely with the 502nd Civil Engineer Group at JBSA.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI achieves 20% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency with connectivity, automation

10-06-2020:
The new tools developed to meet these efficiency goals include eco-routing, eco-driving and power-split optimization.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio lab clones COVID-19 in race for a cure

10-06-2020:
Texas Biomedical Research Institute used a reverse genetic approach to copy the coronavirus.
Read more on kens5.com

Crown Scientific — A Research Lab Space for Startups

10-05-2020:
Crown Scientific helps early-stage biomedical innovators who are looking to develop an idea for the market.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

NFL Panthers to use SA germ-zapping robots at Bank of America Stadium

10-01-2020:
Xenex Disinfection Services is expanding to professional sports in a big way.
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ASM Global Announces San Antonio Complex and Arena

10-01-2020:
Initial timelines for the construction of the $60-million, 130,000-square-foot Innovation Center complex announced.
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ROAD TO BUILDING FUTURES: EPISODE 1

09-30-2020:
Meet Port Desktop Support Specialist Ronnie Mercer, who talks about getting his start in the tech field and how he’s building his future.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Texas is emerging solar power capital, with assist from San Antonio’s CPS Energy

09-30-2020:
CPS has been steadily incorporating solar power into its energy generation mix, which also includes wind, nuclear, coal and natural gas.
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Local engineering, tech company earns first defense contract as part of SBA program

09-29-2020:
Elevate Systems will develop a new repair process for aircraft chromium-plating.
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RECKON POINT: REVOLUTIONIZING GLOBAL INDUSTRIES THROUGH PRECISION 3D MAPPING

09-29-2020:
Tech pioneer's innovations improve accuracy and efficiency for key industries on Earth and beyond.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Austin-S.A. corridor a launchpad for security, innovation

09-29-2020:
The culture-rich lifestyles in both cities are assets that make the region among the most prosperous in the country.
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Boeing grant helps mental health providers trained in PTSD treatments

09-29-2020:
COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the critical need for community-based providers with this expertise.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

SwRI adds drone-based photogrammetry to geologic research services

09-29-2020:
Digital techniques analyze surface outcrops to predict hydrocarbon reservoirs, aquifers below ground.
Read more on swri.org

Executive Profile: Port San Antonio President and CEO Jim Perschbach

09-24-2020:
In the latest edition of the Texas Business Minds Podcast, Perschbach discusses the Port as a national economic development model that is thriving while creating opportunities in tech careers, education and entrepreneurship.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Webinar: Doing Business with NASA

09-24-2020:
Join the US Department of Commerce for a webinar that will provide valuable information on doing business in the space sector.
Read more on trade.gov

Local cyber expert named a top next-gen Latino security and policy leader

09-24-2020:
Amanda Keammerer is one of the top 40 Latino next-generation leaders in national security and foreign policy, according to an annual list by New America.
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NASA looks to UTSA to help expand field of STEM researchers

09-23-2020:
Space agency wants to create early awareness opportunities for K–12 students to become interested in classes in STEM fields.
Read more on utsa.edu

Resilience in Business: CNF Technologies and Knight Aerospace

09-22-2020:
Both Port SA-based companies are demonstrating that, through hard work and a drive to continuously innovate, they are emerging as national and global leaders in their respective sectors.
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SwRI’s ECTO-Lab expands, supports EPA Cleaner Trucks Initiative

09-22-2020:
New bench systems improve accelerated aging of emissions control systems.
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San Antonio 13-year-old named one of nation’s top STEM students

09-22-2020:
Joanna Sohn is a Top 30 finalist for Broadcom MASTERS, a national middle school competition.
Read more on ksat.com

Local startup receives grant for Covid-19 innovation

09-18-2020:
Olifant Medical Inc. has been awarded for its trademarked stat enclosure, which provides an additional protective barrier between clinicians and potentially infectious droplets produced during high-risk procedures.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Applications Open for SAMMI, a local Biomed Seed Fund for Military Medical Collaboration

09-17-2020:
If chosen, each company will receive up to a $50,000 award.
Read more on startupssanantonio.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

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

SwRI scientist searches for stellar phosphorus to find potentially habitable exoplanets

09-16-2020:
Stellar chemical compositions used as proxy for potentially habitable systems.
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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

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

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

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

TechBloc, Bexar County call on startups for 2020 pitch competition

09-14-2020:
TechFuel is a $100,000 startup pitch competition.
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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.
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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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

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

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
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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

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.