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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

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

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

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

LOKI Predictive Technology Ready for Weapons Testing

10-31-2023:
A new threat prediction technology is on its way to market thanks to Inflow.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SwRI, GTI Energy, GE Celebrate Mechanical Completion of Supercritical CO2 Pilot Plant

10-27-2023:
Plant will use sCO2 power cycle to increase efficiency, lower costs and decrease environmental footprint.
Read more on swri.org

UTSA Receives EDA Grant to Build Secure Manufacturing Hub in South Texas

10-24-2023:
The Cybersecurity Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CyManII) at The University of Texas at San Antonio will receive the grant.
Read more on utsa.edu

Startup Well and Worthy Wins Trinity University's Stumberg Competition

10-19-2023:
$25,000 grand prize awarded to founders for scaling the startup.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Startups Converge at the Port for TechFuel 2023 Competition

10-18-2023:
Finalists pitched their innovations in industries such as art marketing, aerospace, biosciences and more in a Shark Tank-like competition.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

SwRI Will Advance Impact Modeling Software for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

10-17-2023:
Elastic Plastic Impact Computations (EPIC) will be updated for the evolving computational needs of the U.S. Department of Defense.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI Develops Novel Solution to Advance Synthesis for Nerve Agent Antidotes

10-17-2023:
Innovative chemical method addresses critical steps to safely synthesize, develop promising medical countermeasures.
Read more on swri.org

Codeup Unveils Innovative Campus in San Antonio

10-16-2023:
Codeup consolidates campuses to create a cutting-edge tech education hub with diverse programs and innovative facilities.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA's MATRIX AI Consortium Receives Grant to Establish Institute

10-16-2023:
Neuro-inspired AI stands as a strategic research area at UTSA, with researchers leveraging insights from the human brain to inform and advance artificial intelligence.
Read more on utsa.edu

Darkhive CEO Shares Lessons Learned with Local Startups

10-16-2023:
Company has scored more than $13 million in government contracts, which in turn helped spur $4 million in recent seed-round funding from investors.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Local Solar Developer Completes Solar Project

10-16-2023:
HOLT Renewables' solar project represents a major leap forward in sustainable energy solutions for commercial operations.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI’s New Aerospace Acoustic Testing System Can Simulate the Deafening Noise of a Rocket Launch

10-16-2023:
Specially designed speakers can reach up to 150 decibels in SwRI’s Space Systems Integration Facility.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Startup Week 2023 Kicks Off

10-16-2023:
Geekdom aimed to launch 500 startups two years ago and has already helped 279 get off the ground.
Read more on ksat.com

UTSA Awarded $500K Grant from Google to Expand Cybersecurity Clinic

10-16-2023:
The project will build on UTSA’s work preparing students for careers helping to protect critical infrastructure around the country.
Read more on utsa.edu

Cyber Leader Leidos Establishes Operations at Port

10-13-2023:
Global firm celebrates its arrival at renowned tech hub.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Soldiers Steering Drones Using Their Voices?

10-12-2023:
San Antonio-based Darkhive has been tapped to develop the technology.
Read more on expressnews.com

UTSA to Contribute to NASA's Pandora Global Air Quality Network

10-12-2023:
The project will make UTSA part of the NASA Pandora Project as well as a member of the Pandonia Global Network of stations, which is a joint effort between NASA and the European Space Agency.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI Scientists Psyched for Mission to ‘Really Weird Asteroid’ that May Hold Clues to Earth’s Origin

10-12-2023:
The asteroid Psyche is in San Antonio researchers’ sights with a mission set to launch Friday.
Read more on expressnews.com

Local Tech Startup Brings Augmented Reality to Art Market

10-12-2023:
Kaleido is a social marketplace that connects artists and art enthusiasts from around the globe.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA's Cybersecurity Program Provides Top Talent to Defend Against Cyberattacks

10-12-2023:
Cybersecurity is an extremely diverse field with highly technical specialties such as cryptography and digital forensics, as well as disciplines in cyber behavior and policy.
Read more on utsa.edu

16th AF, San Antonio Industry Partners Join to Combat Cyber Threats

10-11-2023:
Partners discussed protecting the nation against cyber threats at a conference to commemorate Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Read more on 16af.af.mil

SwRI Selected for DOE Grant for Hydrogen-natural Gas Blends Research

10-11-2023:
Full-scale compressor to utilize blends with up to 20% hydrogen.
Read more on swri.org

FREE EVENT: Saturday, October 14 - STEMclipse!

10-10-2023:
Join the Port and the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) to commemorate the annual eclipse on Saturday, October 14, at the Boeing Center at Tech Port.
Read more on samsat.org

Tech Ecosystem Grows as Port Welcomes Latest Global Cybersecurity Firm

10-10-2023:
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) is a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a global aerospace and defense company that employs more than 100,000 people worldwide.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

Recommendations for Managing Cybersecurity Threats in the Manufacturing Sector

10-10-2023:
In the hyper-connected era of smart manufacturing, the manufacturing sector is undergoing a digital revolution.
Read more on cymanii.org

FREE EVENT: Thursday, October 19 - Women in Robotics San Antonio Launch Party

10-10-2023:
Join Women in Robotics for its San Antonio launch event and hear from an exciting panel of women who work within the local robotics industry.
Read more on womeninrobotics.org

SwRI’s Modular Dam Design Could Accelerate Adoption of Renewable Energy

10-10-2023:
m-Presa significantly cuts construction costs, schedules of pumped storage hydropower infrastructure.
Read more on swri.org

Engineer with Deep Roots in Tech and Commitment to Community Joins Port SA Board

10-09-2023:
Elida “Elly” Smith brings extensive industry and management experience – and dedication to supporting STEM education – to her new role.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Leaptran Wins SBIR Funding, Prizes for Its Solar Energy Forecasting

10-09-2023:
Company develops innovative software that helps utilities manage and integrate renewable energy sources more efficiently.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

YTEXAS: Building a Workforce for the Future

10-09-2023:
The Port joined forces with Boeing and various business and education leaders from across our state as we participated in this year's YTEXAS Summit.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

New Model Explains Precious Metals in Earth’s Mantle

10-09-2023:
SwRI-contributed study suggests impact-driven mixing of mantle materials could create current mantle composition.
Read more on swri.org

Port's Stephanie Garcia Among 50 Women in Robotics to Know About

10-05-2023:
Learn about some of today's strongest and most influential female role models for young and upcoming roboticists.
Read more on womeninrobotics.org

The Future of Work in San Antonio?

10-05-2023:
Nearly 1 in 6 residents contribute to these 2 industries.
Read more on expressnews.com

Cybersecurity Startup Opens New Headquarters Operation in San Antonio

10-05-2023:
Critical Fault, a cybersecurity and penetration testing company based in Oklahoma, has opened a second headquarters inside local collaborative startup community Geekdom.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Local Entrepreneur Develops App to Solve Low Employee Engagement

10-04-2023:
The WeGood? app is used by organizations to facilitate frequent and timely feedback between employees and their leadership team.
Read more on bizjournals.com

American Lung Association First-ever Research Accelerator Funding Granted to Texas Biomed

10-04-2023:
Universal flu vaccine will protect against changing flu strains.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Tech & AI Vs. Hollywood: The End of the 2023 Writers Strike

10-03-2023:
Hear from Geronimo Moreno of Port-based Namauu Technological & Industrial as he discusses the new era of transparency in Hollywood.
Read more on cybertainment.blog

SAMSAT Builds an Esports Path to Education, Careers and Belonging

10-03-2023:
See how the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology provides hands-on, interactive experiences that engage student learning in exciting ways.
Read more on samsat.org

SwRI Study Suggests Large Mound Structures on Kuiper Belt Object Arrokoth May Have Common Origin

10-03-2023:
These “Building blocks” of this Kuiper belt object may point to key details of streaming instability model of planetesimal formation.
Read more on swri.org

Greater:SATX 360 Newsletter - Sept./Oct.

10-03-2023:
Hear the latest from Port San Antonio partner Greater:SATX!
Read more on greatersatx.com

CfA-SwRI Heliophysics Mission Selected for Phase A Mission Definition Study

10-02-2023:
ECCCO will comprehensively study the least explored region of the solar atmosphere.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI Scientists Use Webb, SOFIA Telescopes to Observe Metallic Asteroid

10-02-2023:
Infrared observations of Psyche to provide context for upcoming NASA spacecraft mission.
Read more on swri.org

Leidos Becomes the Latest Global Company to Locate at Port

09-29-2023:
The firm, which employs 46,000 people around the globe, will initially add about 100 employees to its intelligence group in San Antonio.
Read more on sanantonioreport.org

San Antonio Drone Company Expands, Wins Defense Contracts

09-29-2023:
Darkhive has tripled its workforce and is planning to move into a new 10,000-square-foot facility.
Read more on govtech.com

SmartSA Sandbox 2023 at Confluence Park

09-28-2023:
Hosted by the City of San Antonio’s Office of Innovation, SmartSA Sandbox offers free, hands-on opportunities to test smart city technologies in the park.
Read more on sanantonio.gov

SAISD Foundation Newsletter - September 2023

09-27-2023:
Get the latest news from Port San Antonio partner SAISD Foundation.
Read more on saisdfoundation.com

UTSA Professor Selected to Assist with NASA’s Next Generation Space Telescope

09-26-2023:
Chris Packham is among 28 individuals who will help guide the advancement of technologies employed by the Habitable Worlds Observatory (HWO)
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI, UTSA Collaborate to Detect Traumatic Brain Injury through Breath Analysis

09-26-2023:
The project is supported by a $125,000 grant from the Connecting through Research Partnerships (Connect) program.
Read more on utsa.edu

BioMed SA, UT Health Reps Discuss Texas' Selection as ARPA-H Hub

09-26-2023:
Heather Hanson of BioMed SA and Dr. Jennifer Sharpe Potter of UT Health joined KSAT to discuss research efforts locally and statewide.
Read more on ksat.com

UT Med Students Can Now Get a Dual Degree in AI

09-22-2023:
The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has launched the nation's first dual degree in medicine and artificial intelligence.
Read more on freethink.com

San Antonio Startup Week to Feature Pitch Competitions, Panels

09-22-2023:
Startup Week 2023 will feature 75 events, with nearly $300,000 up for grabs.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

AETC’s Torch Athena Brings Airmen, Guardians Together for Collaboration at Boeing Center

09-22-2023:
Torch Athena, a women's initiative program within AETC, has the primary goal of fostering camaraderie among participants and addressing critical issues as a united team.
Read more on aetc.af.mil

Knight Aerospace, Recoil Aerospace Collaborate to Transform Remote Fuel AND Water Delivery

09-21-2023:
New tank systems provide rapid establishment of fueling points in remote austere environments.
Read more on knightaerospace.com

San Antonio-area High School Senior is Reaching for the Stars

09-21-2023:
Siddhi Raut is on a quest to be part of the leading edge of next-generation space science innovators.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Local Cyber Firm Announces Acquisition Amid High Growth, Expansion

09-21-2023:
Silotech Group has acquired Helifox, a technology solution brand that offers restructuring to replace or integrate with legacy systems.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Federal Grant will Help UTSA Mentor and Support Researchers from Diverse Backgrounds

09-19-2023:
School has received a five-year grant to develop a more inclusive workforce seeking to join the professoriate in higher education’s STEM)disciplines.
Read more on utsa.edu

SA-based bioAffinity Technologies Acquires Laboratory Assets of Precision Pathology Services

09-19-2023:
Precision Pathology Services is a clinical laboratory accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP).
Read more on biospace.com

Texas Biomed Launches New International Center for the Advancement of Research & Education

09-18-2023:
Center leverages the power of global exchange to solve complex health issues in an increasingly connected world.
Read more on txbiomed.org

New Findings Suggest Moon May Have Less Water than Previously Thought

09-18-2023:
Moon’s permanently shadowed regions are younger than previously estimated.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio-based Atma Energy Gains Foothold in Solar Market

09-18-2023:
Since launching in 2020, Atma has grown from 10 to 30 employees and increased its revenue more than tenfold.
Read more on bizjournals.com

CNF Technologies Grows into a Cybersecurity Powerhouse

09-17-2023:
One of San Antonio’s largest and fastest-growing cybersecurity companies has been in lockstep with the Defense Department for two decades.
Read more on expressnews.com

Tech Bloc 2.0: How New CEO Plans to Reinvigorate Tech-focused Nonprofit

09-15-2023:
Ileana Gonzalez sees the potential for San Antonio to become the "connecting city" that hosts Latin American entrepreneurs and talent.
Read more on bizjournals.com

SEPTEMBER 21 COMMUNITY EVENT: LatinX in Tech

09-14-2023:
Connect with like-minded professionals and allies who are passionate about a more inclusive tech landscape.
Read more on eventbrite.com

UTSA, UT Health SA to Merge Medicine and AI in Landmark Program

09-14-2023:
The first-of-its-kind initiative has been years in the making and will address next-generation health care.
Read more on bizjournals.com

CACI Named to Forbes Best Employers for Women 2023

09-13-2023:
Cybersecurity firm is part of Port San Antonio's tech ecosystem.
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UTSA Astrophysicist to Co-lead International Organization Studying Neutron Stars and Black Holes

09-13-2023:
The Simons Collaboration on Extreme Electrodynamics of Compact Sources (SCEECS) will have a UTSA chapter led by Richard Anantua.
Read more on utsa.edu

Through Bold Careers Program, UTSA is Creating Esports Professionals

09-13-2023:
University Technology Solutions and UTSA have teamed up with Six Flags Fiesta Texas for a one-of-a-kind internship project.
Read more on utsa.edu

SwRI Engineers Recognized with International AOC Awards

09-12-2023:
Association of Old Crows honors three EW professionals for technical leadership, excellence.
Read more on swri.org

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