Skip to main content
Tech Port SA: View the latest news and stories on advanced industries in San Antonio, Texas

Sort News by industry

Robotic Prosthetics Startup Alt-Bionics Raises $283K Seed Funding

08-16-2021:
The investment will get Alt-Bionics closer to its goal of helping those seeking an affordable robotic hand.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

OUTDOOR WI-FI LOCATION AT PORT SUPPORTS AREA STUDENTS AND NEIGHBORS

08-16-2021:
MUSEUM AND PORT COME TOGETHER TO OFFER FREE INTERNET ACCESS TO COMMUNITY.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

CACI: NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY SOLUTIONS

08-13-2021:
CACI is defending our networks, the firm’s City Block demonstrates how the electrical power and public safety systems are impacted.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SA cancer research group expanding to Austin, Europe

08-12-2021:
Alamo City company is proceeding with ambitious international growth plan.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Mission Design and Automation Partners with Plus One Robotics for Warehouse Efficiency

08-12-2021:
Robotics and software can increase scalability and quality throughput, as well as improve forecasting and production management.
Read more on robotics247.com

CEO of Greater: SATX discusses economic development in San Antonio

08-06-2021:
Jenna Saucedo-Herrera provides her insights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more on ksat.com

For 20 years, UTSA's CIAS has helped thwart cyberattacks

08-05-2021:
Center is now working with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on a pilot program to helps states, local, tribal and territorial government organizations prioritize resources and planning.
Read more on utsa.edu

Local pitch competition to be chaired by Rackspace co-founder

08-05-2021:
TechFuel is a startup pitch competition for early stage tech ventures co-hosted by Bexar County and Tech Bloc.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio Innovation Summit takes on ‘accelerating change’

08-05-2021:
More than 750 people attended the inaugural San Antonio Innovation Summit to highlight successes and paths taken to implement projects that are changing the Air Force.

Read more on 16af.af.mil

Researchers at UTSA use innovative approach to manage rescue operations at sea

08-05-2021:
Students are working with the United States Coast Guard to develop an unmanned rescue vessel.
Read more on utsa.edu

How To Get Visibility When You’re An Early Stage Startup

08-04-2021:
Get insights from Plus One Robotics VP of Marketing & Communications Sheryl Seitz.
Read more on forbes.com

SwRI, UTSA TO CREATE COMPUTER MODEL OF INNER HEART STRUCTURES

08-03-2021:
Endeavor is part of a larger effort to develop a new, potentially life-saving heart surgery.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI, UTSA COLLABORATE ON A NOVEL PROCESS TO PRODUCE LOW CARBON FUELS

08-03-2021:
Overall goal is to recycle carbon from CO2 to produce low-cost hydrocarbon fuels.
Read more on swri.org

The Future of Drone Education

08-01-2021:
St. Mary's University introduces a new engineering degree program to prepare students for jobs as drone designers, operators and programmers.
Read more on sanantoniomag.com

KNIGHT AEROSPACE DELIVERS FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PASSENGER PALLETIZED SYSTEM TO BRAZILIAN AIR FORCE

07-30-2021:
The Brazilian Air Force first used Knight’s system in June, transporting multiple political leaders, military authorities, and VIPs.
Read more on knightaerospace.com

Money, talent and serendipity

07-29-2021:
Plus One Robotics, Port San Antonio demonstrate the changing trajectory of San Antonio’s innovation ecosystem.
Read more on expressnews.com

Texas Biomed Levels Playing Field for Female Scientists

07-28-2021:
CEO and President Dr. Larry Schlesinger set workforce diversity as a core value in institute's ten-year strategic plan.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio area students speak with NASA astronauts at International Space Station

07-28-2021:
San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology hosts out of this world event.
Read more on ksat.com

SwRI-led PUNCH mission advances toward 2023 launch

07-27-2021:
NASA mission will study the creation of the solar wind.
Read more on swri.org

Robots + Data = The Real Solution to Surging eCommerce Demand

07-27-2021:
Analytics from Plus One Robotics are setting the standard for automation data tools.
Read more on plusonerobotics.com

New Dominion Enterprises Wins Air Force Phase 2 SBIR Funding for Energy Innovation

07-27-2021:
Startup seeks to improve the performance of military tactical radios.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Department of Energy taps UTSA to make nuclear energy safer and more cost-effective

07-27-2021:
School awarded two grants totaling over $1 million.
Read more on utsa.edu

Geekdom Fund raises nearly $1 million for two startups

07-27-2021:
Founded in 2014, Geekdom focuses its investments in early stage tech startups.
Read more on bizjournals.com

MATRIX AI Consortium at UTSA awarded $200K to study dementia in Hispanic communities

07-22-2021:
Researchers will apply artificial intelligence (AI) models to dementia research serving historically underserved populations.
Read more on utsa.edu

UTSA students take part in renowned international rocket event

07-20-2021:
University's Aeronautics and Rocket Club recently took part in the 2021 Spaceport America Cup - the world’s largest intercollegiate rocket engineering competition.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI could help space explorers 'live off the land'

07-20-2021:
Institute working on a NASA project that will return old technology to the moon to help identify materials that could allow explorers to inhabit target worlds such as the moon and Mars.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

New tech from SwRI could make the air around us a ready water source

07-19-2021:
Researchers believe they’ve found a way for us to pull water right out of the air and use it to flush our toilets, water our lawns and even drink.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Uber, Virgin Galactic Founders Invest in Advanced Tech Startup Allosense

07-19-2021:
Allosense is one of four inaugural participants of the program, which was created to support startups during the earliest stages of company building.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Geekdom Pre-Accelerator Program Mentors New-Member Startups

07-19-2021:
San Antonio co-working community is seeing the changing demographics of people launching companies since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI Develops Economic, Novel Technique Supporting Pipeline Transport of Heavy Crude Oils

07-14-2021:
“EZ Flow makes pipeline transportation more cost-effective and less energy intensive than current techniques.
Read more on swri.org

Providing glimpses of technology's past, Foxworks is fueling innovation at Port San Antonio

07-13-2021:
Founder David Monroe is inspiring people through science, technology, engineering and math.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

A ‘regional center’ approach to city planning: Port San Antonio

07-13-2021:
Five regional center plans have been adopted thus far, with four, including Port SA, currently in the works.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Plus One Robotics and Pearson address automation challenges in logistics environments

07-12-2021:
Automation hinges on how well the robot sees and interprets the data.
Read more on pearsonpkg.com

San Antonio-built 'Lamborghini of medical suites' aims to take airborne medical care to a new level

07-12-2021:
Knight Aerospace is providing safer and better ways to care for patients while in the air.
Read more on expressnews.com

SwRI PHYSICIST RECEIVES NSS SPACE PIONEER AWARD

07-12-2021:
Scott Bolton has been recognized for his accomplishments on NASA’s Juno mission and helping open the space frontier.
Read more on swri.org

‘Unrivaled’ cancer proton therapy facility headed to UT Health San Antonio

07-11-2021:
Therapy targets tumors without harming surrounding tissue, boosts survival rates.
Read more on ksat.com

The next billion-dollar startup company could be in the works here in SA

07-11-2021:
In 2021, San Antonio-based Geekdom has incorporated over 50 startups.
Read more on foxsanantonio.com

SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AT #TECHPORT2

07-09-2021:
The museum is inspiring young people and working alongside schools throughout San Antonio to grow our next generation of talent.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Geekdom execs name rising stars of 2021

07-06-2021:
Geekdom has helped incorporate 56 companies throughout the first half of 2021 through its free legal clinic for entrepreneurs.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI selected for landing gear integrity IDIQ contract

07-06-2021:
Institute has provided engineering support to the Air Force for several decades to extend the life of aircraft that came into service in the '60s and '70s.
Read more on eurekalert.org

Cybersecurity manufacturing innovation park proposed for Port San Antonio

07-06-2021:
Site would allow for small and medium industrial defense businesses to come together in order to establish cybersecure satellite production lines and warehousing.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

San Antonio Biotech Startup Intrinsic Imaging Acquired for $80M

07-05-2021:
The company has performed clinical trials for large sponsors who have brought multiple products to market.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Nuclear Regulatory Commission awards grant to UTSA

07-02-2021:
Money will be used to develop a nuclear power plant cybersecurity research program at the university.
Read more on utsa.edu

Schools team up to build tech talent in San Antonio

07-02-2021:
The program — Connected Beyond the Classroom Help Desk — will mentor and train more than 25,000 students and their families in home-based IT support.
Read more on bizjournals.com

PORT HOSTS REGION’S FIRST MAJOR TECH INNOVATION SHOWCASE SINCE EARLY 2020

07-02-2021:
AMID THE PANDEMIC, AREA INNOVATORS CONTINUED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AMBITIOUS GROWTH PLANS.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Irys, a San Antonio Tech Startup, is Here to Stay

07-01-2021:
Company completed a successful $1.2 million investment round last year.
Read more on sanantoniomag.com

Construction tech startup moves HQ to San Antonio from Colorado

06-30-2021:
TotalScope Estimating Services has a data gathering app and digital estimating process for roof and replacement repair.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port San Antonio Created Over 1,200 Jobs in 2020

06-29-2021:
Despite the past 16 months of pandemic-induced restrictions, the Port has stayed the course to create an innovation hub and more tech jobs at its campus.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Girls Inc. of San Antonio makes learning exciting and tangible for students

06-29-2021:
Local nonprofit that believes in inspiring girls and young women to be “strong, bold and smart".
Read more on ksat.com

Dee Howard Foundation Names First Executive Director

06-28-2021:
Christina Martinez will chart a course for strategic growth and innovation in San Antonio’s educational landscape.
Read more on deehoward.org

HUMANKIND'S FUTURE IN SPACE: IT WILL TAKE ALL OF US TO GET THERE

06-28-2021:
Space architect Sam Ximenes discusses transformative innovations in space that are creating exciting opportunities and resiliency for the people of Earth.
Read more on buzzsprout.com

UT Health San Antonio Announces Plans For Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment Center

06-25-2021:
Institution is bringing a new kind of cancer therapy to South Texas: proton radiation therapy.
Read more on tpr.org

SA's 'Doublewide Dudes' re-imagine manufactured home sales for the virtual era

06-23-2021:
Braustin Homes' unique approach deploys e-commerce, virtual reality, video chat, a mobile app and up-front pricing to sell modular housing.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Rackspace Announces Enhanced Cloud Capabilities to Help Customers Build Modern Applications

06-22-2021:
SA-based firm works alongside customers to re-engineer their legacy applications and build new applications for the cloud.
Read more on globenewswire.com

SwRI AWARDED LUNAR LANDER INVESTIGATION CONTRACT

06-21-2021:
Project will help interpret how the lunar crust, mantle and core formed.
Read more on swri.org

Ebola virus research at Texas Biomed gets NIH funding boost

06-17-2021:
Two new grants support research exploring how Ebola virus spreads in the body with implication for targeted viral treatments.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Local genetic technology expanding capabilities via acquisition

06-17-2021:
The deal will increase the company's work in pharmacogenetics.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA helps UT System reach No. 4 for U.S. patents granted worldwide

06-17-2021:
Researchers from the 14 UT institutions were issued 207 patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, with UTSA contributing 11 patents - primarily in biosciences, materials, and automation.

Read more on utsa.edu

Alamo City biotech picked for elite global medtech accelerator

06-17-2021:
Company among 50 entities to be part of international cohort.
Read more on bizjournals.com

16th Air Force partnerships create ecosystem for collaboration and innovation

06-15-2021:
The 16th Air Force is one of more than 60 partners within the National Security Collaboration Center (NSCC) ecosystem collaborating on research, education, and workforce development.
Read more on 16af.af.mil

Alamo City research contributes to potential new Covid vaccine

06-15-2021:
Multiple San Antonio institutions involved in a new study with promising findings.

Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA researcher awarded $500K grant to develop defense against ransomware attacks

06-14-2021:
Money will go towards developing data-driven methods and algorithms to make cyberinfrastructure more resilient.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI TO HELP INVESTIGATE SAFETY, LONGEVITY OF GRID-CONNECTED ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS

06-14-2021:
New Joint Industry Program (JIP) will investigate energy storage systems for the grid.
Read more on swri.org

SA medical device company raises millions to advance trauma care technology

06-10-2021:
Renovo Concepts Inc. has completed a Series A funding round for a traumatic brain injury device.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

USAA acquires San Francisco tech startup

06-10-2021:
San Antonio-based company is adding Noblr, Inc., an auto insurance startup, to its portfolio.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

TO THE MOON, MARS AND BEYOND

06-09-2021:
Trio of space pioneers finds a home base to connect students’ work to real-life opportunities on our planet and beyond.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Two local biotech companies selected for VelocityTx accelerator

06-09-2021:
Olifant Medical Inc. and Alt-Bionics each have a chance to potentially earn $25,000 in equity financing.
Read more on bizjournals.com

St. Mary’s receives $75,000 grant to bolster K-12 STEM teaching

06-09-2021:
The goal is to prepare more St. Mary’s students to teach in STEM fields in high-need schools.
Read more on stmarytx.edu

Local tech company acquires Colorado one

06-09-2021:
Pathwire has acquired Email on Acid LLC, a Colorado-based company that has built an automated email platform.
Read more on bizjournals.com

CEO of minority-owned tech company shares her story

06-06-2021:
Webhead Technologies CEO Janie Gonzalez hopes for a more diverse tech future.
Read more on kens5.com

How 3d Laser Scanning Cuts Construction Costs

06-04-2021:
Reckon Point making inroads with laser technology by using robots to scan building interiors.
Read more on catalyst.independent.org

Local tech guru strives to grow SA startup scene

06-04-2021:
Lew Moorman has co-founded a variety of companies, including Scaleworks Associates, Soilworks Natural Capital and Element Finance.
Read more on bizjournals.com

How you can protect your business and family from cyber attacks

06-04-2021:
Ransomware attacks are becoming more common.
Read more on kens5.com

Battery tech puts local company on global investor map

06-03-2021:
New Dominion Enterprises, Inc. hopes to make the batteries used in cell phones and electric vehicles less prone to overheating.
Read more on bizjournals.com

At CAST, innovation and resiliency take the stage

06-03-2021:
Jeanne Russell, Executive Director of the CAST Schools network, weighs in.
Read more on expressnews.com

Bioscience firm fighting cancer and COVID-19 expands San Antonio operations

06-02-2021:
New facility will aid Heat Biologics' clinical trials, which largely focus on cancer treatments.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Colorado company acquires Denim Group, a prominent San Antonio cybersecurity firm

06-01-2021:
Denim Group, which helps clients gauge and mitigate application security risk, will remain in San Antonio.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Tech Bloc CEO discusses downtown tech district, battle for tech talent

06-01-2021:
What does the future of tech look like in the Alamo City?
Read more on ksat.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.