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San Antonio now ranks No. 5 in the nation for solar energy capacity

05-28-2020:
City makes list for seventh year in a row.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

SwRI ENGINEERS DEVELOP NEAR-ZERO EMISSIONS ENGINE TECHNOLOGY

05-26-2020:
Discovery reduces hazardous nitrogen oxides and carbon dioxide emissions while minimizing fuel consumption.
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The Nonhuman Touch: Pandemic Hastens Push for AI, Robotics

05-20-2020:
Plus One’s packaging will have fewer people touching their packages and allow for better socially distance among employees.
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PLUS ONE ROBOTICS CONTINUES TO INNOVATE AT PORT

05-20-2020:
New technology allows humans to supervise and remotely assist robots anywhere in the world.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

San Antonio company aims to innovate world of robotics

05-19-2020:
Plus One Robotics helping to improve future of warehouse, e-commerce, manufacturing work
Read more on ksat.com

San Antonio Cybersecurity Experts on Alert for Coronavirus-Related Attacks

05-14-2020:
Attackers like to take advantage of any security weakness they can find, and it’s often easier for them to find weaknesses when people are stressed.
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Science, tech museum taps new leader ahead of Port SA move

05-13-2020:
Doug King, a nationally-renowned museum executive, has been named the new president and CEO of SAMSAT.
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San Antonio roofless solar program plans to expand to new cities

05-12-2020:
Go Smart Solar is looking to offer solar power benefits without having to install panels on their rooftops.


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SwRI EXPANDS FUEL PROCESSING CAPABILITIES WITH NEW LARGE-SCALE REACTOR

05-12-2020:
System can be used for refinery processes, such as hydrotreating and hydrocracking, to produce a stable fuel ready for vehicle use.
Read more on swri.org

Local due diligence firm lands $1.4M in new funding with excellent timing

05-11-2020:
Transect Inc. helps developers working with a variety of projects to identify state or federal restrictions and streamline their due diligence on projects.
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SwRI SCIENTIST MODELS MARS CLIMATE TO UNDERSTAND HABITABILITY

05-11-2020:
Salty pockets of water present on Mars are likely not habitable by life as we know it on Earth.
Read more on swri.org

StandardAero Awarded $237M U.S. Air Force contract

05-11-2020:
Company will support T-38 Trainer Jet Aircraft for maintenance, repair and overhaul for the J85 engine.
Read more on standardaero.com

San Antonio team’s portable ventilator in final stages before approval

05-06-2020:
Adaptable emergency ventilator may help COVID-19 patients in need pending FDA approval.
Read more on ksat.com

Local tech leader an advocate for fellow entrepreneurs, workforce development

05-05-2020:
Jungle Disk CEO Bret Piatt serves on the boards of many San Antonio-based small business advocacy groups.
Read more on bizjournals.com

New school, new entertainment building part of big plans at Port San Antonio

05-04-2020:
Port prepares for future during COVID-19 pandemic
Read more on ksat.com

Xenex robots get stamp of approval for COVID-19 elimination by Texas Biomed

04-30-2020:
Company's ultraviolet light technology is 99.9 percent effective in eradicating the virus from rooms and masks.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Collaborative study receives $200,000 toward COVID-19 vaccine project

04-30-2020:
Research team will consist of a consortium of scientists from the University of Texas at San Antonio, UT Health San Antonio, Southwest Research Institute and Texas Biomedical Research Institute.
Read more on utsa.edu

Researchers seek next generation of VR for gamers with disabilities

04-30-2020:
UTSA launches first worldwide Accessibility VR Game Jam.
Read more on utsa.edu

Cutting the cost of electricity as temps heat up

04-25-2020:
CPS Energy and Go Smart Solar encourage residents to harness the power of the sun.
Read more on kens5.com

UTSA Innovation and Commercialization Help Researchers Get Ideas to Market In Challenging Times

04-23-2020:
Program provides intellectual property management and licensing, proof-of-concept development, new venture incubation and entrepreneurial training.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

VR could be the key to more people wearing masks to beat COVID-19

04-23-2020:
Researchers at UTSA have conducted an experiment that shows how virtual reality videos, when coupled with well-known figures such as celebrities, can influence positive health behaviors.
Read more on utsa.edu

SAEDF - BioScience Demand Occupation & Education Report

04-23-2020:
San Antonio is in a position to grow its bioscience ecosystem into a world-class hub - read the recent report from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SwRI Awarded $12.8 Million to Develop Space Weather Instrument

04-21-2020:
Institute will develop a magnetometer for a satellite mission dedicated to tracking space weather.
Read more on swri.org

SAMSAT adds tech video classes to meet demand for distance learning

04-20-2020:
Topics include robotics, video game programming and forensics.
Read more on ksat.com

READY... SET... EXPLORE!

04-20-2020:
Free tech-focused experiences for all ages
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Robot makers find opening in pandemic

04-17-2020:
For most businesses, COVID-19 is a threat. For San Antonio robot makers, it’s an opportunity.
Read more on expressnews.com

UTSA professor awarded NSF grant for computing research

04-16-2020:
Assistant Professor Murtuza Jadliwala's research will focus on securing modern ubiquitous sensing and computing technologies against private data inference and exfiltration threats.
Read more on utsa.edu

SA Toyota plant making face shields for local first responders

04-15-2020:
Facility has pivoted from producing pickup trucks to face shields for first responders dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Major San Antonio employer joins fight against COVID-19 with 3-D reusable face masks

04-13-2020:
Boeing San Antonio is producing 3D-printed reusable face shields for front-line healthcare workers who are battling the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more on sanantonio.culturemap.com

SwRI-led NASA mission will study the creation of the solar wind

04-13-2020:
Mission will integrate understanding of the Sun’s corona with the “solar wind” filling the solar system.
Read more on swri.org

Local company deploys virus-zapping robots to hospitals around the world

04-09-2020:
The robots were developed by the San Antonio based company Xenex.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Molecular compound research at UTSA could lead to coronavirus treatment

04-08-2020:
Research team is screening small molecule libraries to identify compounds.
Read more on utsa.edu

UTSA Developing Innovation to Manage Campus Energy Usage

04-07-2020:
University is working with local startup Leaptran to remotely manage the energy usage of selected campus buildings in a pilot program.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SA-based SwRI to help NASA Study Distant Energetic Events

04-07-2020:
Southwest Research Institute will have a role in looking for evidence of events such as the birth of black holes.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Museum Of Science And Technology Offers Online Robotics

04-07-2020:
Organization utilizes STEM curricula to help young people learn from home.
Read more on www.tpr.org

SA teachers and parents turn to online learning in the age of the coronavirus

04-02-2020:
Many districts are incorporating high-tech video platforms into their teaching, such as Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.
Read more on bizjournals.com

UTSA Site helps Texans find vital resources during pandemic

04-02-2020:
Researchers develop site to help locate food, personal protective equipment and get real-time updates on governmental directives.
Read more on www.utsa.edu/

SA-based cybersecurity professionals speak on handling a data breach

04-02-2020:
Cyber experts are on the frontlines in defending San Antonio businesses against growing online threats.
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Texas Biomed's focus pivots to fight the pandemic

03-31-2020:
Texas Biomed has reserved lab space for the coronavirus-related work and is working to bring additional lab space online.
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SA-based TrueAbility Partners with Leading Testing Provider Pearson Vue

03-31-2020:
TrueAbility’s platform gives Pearson VUE the ability to streamline its operations as it delivers certification exams.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

San Antonio tech company using 3D technology to print face shields

03-30-2020:
Can Opener Labs is using 3D printers to create hundreds of face shields per day for hospital and medical facilities.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

San Antonio physicians among first in country to test drug to treat COVID-19

03-30-2020:
The drug, called remdesivir, is for those 18 and older.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Geekdom Announces 2020 Participants in Pre-Accelerator Program

03-25-2020:
Finalists were chosen from 40 applications.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

University of Texas System Virtual Career Expo - April 7

03-24-2020:
Students and alumni from the University of Texas System are invited to interact with employers nationwide in a live, online recruitment event.
Read more on careereco.com

SwRI receives $9.9 million to develop nerve agent antidote

03-24-2020:
Medicine would be used for emergencies on the battlefield or to protect public health.
Read more on swri.org

Eco Devo 360 eNewsletter - March 2020

03-24-2020:
Read this month's EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SA cyber companies honored for cybersecurity work

03-23-2020:
GlobalSCAPE Inc., The Denim Group, Inspired eLearning and Digital Defense Inc. have each earned global recognition.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Local startup rebrands to reflect its vision for the future

03-19-2020:
The newly-named Irys aims to create tech solutions that are dynamic, forward-thinking and focused on community building.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio company has transport solution for virus victims

03-18-2020:
Knight Aerospace has started building flying hospital rooms to help governments respond to medical crises.
Read more on houstonchronicle.com

SA-based Digital Defense Named to Cybersecurity Ventures List of Hottest 150 Companies

03-18-2020:
The Hot 150 inclusion criteria is based exclusively on merit.
Read more on digitaldefense.com

Amazon to hire 100,000 more workers to address demand

03-17-2020:
The company said it will also spend hundreds of millions of dollars to boost pay for warehouse workers.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Four San Antonio Startups Win Air Force SBIR Grants to Fund Innovation

03-16-2020:
The highly competitive program awards non-dilutive funding for companies to develop advanced tech innovation for the market.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Local students' invention wins spot in national competition

03-11-2020:
A group of five students will compete in a national invention competition this May against 500 other students from 25 states and 11 countries.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Geekdom Launches Incubator Program for Startups Focused on Social Impact

03-11-2020:
The three student groups joining the year-long program are Polis, solovaGo and Pawtify.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

AEROSPACE INNOVATOR BUILDING ADVANCED FLYING MEDICAL UNITS

03-11-2020:
Knight Aerospace is constructing its first Universal Patent Module - a self-contained medical unit that can be loaded quickly onto aircraft to treat and transport patients while in flight.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

Check Out These Four Business Grants To Fund Your Startup

03-09-2020:
Grants for small business owners can help transform a business idea into reality.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

VIRTUAL EVENT SOFTWARE RISES

03-04-2020:
6Connex links people around the world by enabling users to participate remotely in events such as trade shows, summits and career fairs.
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San Antonio Startup Builds Tech for the Classroom of the Future

03-04-2020:
Merge VR was among the first generation of companies to roll out mobile virtual and augmented reality (AR) headsets.
Read more on therivardreport.com

$500M investment kickstarts San Antonio midstream startup

03-03-2020:
Newly-formed Tatanka Midstream LLC focuses on buying and building pipelines and other midstream assets in North America.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Reckon Point: Local startup represents possible future of Port SA

02-27-2020:
In just a few years, the company has gone from an idea in a garage to a thriving business, with its sights set on bigger things.
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Port San Antonio Board Approves ASM Global as Operator for New Innovation Center

02-26-2020:
ASM Global has a global portfolio of more than 300 of the world’s most prestigious venues, such as the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

$1M grant kickstarts cyber research at Texas A&M-San Antonio

02-26-2020:
Award will allow school to advance cyber research through a newly established Cyber Engineering Technology/Cyber Security Research Center.
Read more on tees.tamu.edu

San Antonio high school students apply STEM skills at water summit

02-25-2020:
More than 600 students propose answers to various water issues.
Read more on ksat.com

San Antonio: Cyber City, TX

02-25-2020:
Read the latest summary of the local cybersecurity scene from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
Read more on sanantonioedf.com

SwRI’s motion prediction algorithms enhance safety features for automated vehicles

02-24-2020:
Technology predicts motion by observing real-time biomechanical movements.
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San Antonio to test driverless vehicles

02-24-2020:
The city plans to solicit bids for two driverless vans in the next several months.
Read more on expressnews.com

Texas Biomed establishes team to study SARS-CoV-2, new coronavirus

02-24-2020:
Researchers will work with collaborators nationally on a possible detection method for the virus.
Read more on txbiomed.org

Tech experiencing strong job growth in San Antonio

02-24-2020:
San Antonio's tech job growth over the past month ranks second among local industries.
Read more on ksat.com

Aviation Industry Lives On at St. Philip’s College - Southwest Campus

02-23-2020:
Located near Port San Antonio, the campus hosts various vocational programs and industry certifications - including aerospace.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Researchers study methods to best teach kids augmented reality

02-21-2020:
Typically, AR designs tend to be more geared toward adults’ voice or gesture commands.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio-based company's software helping small businesses get equal footing

02-20-2020:
infoTouch Corp. is providing integrated payment options through its point-of-sale retail management systems for U.S.- and Canada-based companies.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port SA helps shape young tech talent of tomorrow

02-19-2020:
More than 20,000 students have already visited San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology.
Read more on ksat.com

Port San Antonio’s new toy: A real-time cyber security threat simulator

02-17-2020:
The latest exhibit at the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology is a new cybersecurity operations center, which allows students to go through a simulation of a cyber threat.
Read more on ksat.com

UTSA paving the way for new treatments for tuberculosis

02-17-2020:
Researchers are trying to learn more about the causative agent of tuberculosis.
Read more on utsa.edu

Port SA has goals that could take the Alamo City out of this world

02-16-2020:
The campus is a champion of economic development, innovation and technology.
Read more on ksat.com

San Antonio students build rockets, help promote STEM careers to younger peers

02-15-2020:
Students at Krueger School of Applied Technologies compete against others across the nation.
Read more on ksat.com

Port San Antonio - 2019 Business of the Year

02-14-2020:
The 3,000+ new jobs recently created on the Port's campus and the transformative educational and business opportunities that continue to grow site-wide are a testament to a true collaboration.
Read more on portsanantonio.us

San Antonio's R&D League working to solve big problems

02-12-2020:
The Research and Development League has been created to identify issues within San Antonio and solve them with data-driven research.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

FDA clears SA biotech’s first medical device for use in U.S.

02-11-2020:
Bluegrass Vascular Technologies has been granted a De Novo classification for its Surfacer Inside-Out Access Catheter System.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Researchers win contract to develop vaccine to protect military

02-10-2020:
DoD award will allow researchers to develop a protective vaccine against Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia.
Read more on www.utsa.edu

STEM Academy in San Antonio gives students hands-on education for future careers

02-10-2020:
Dwight Middle School nurturing the next generation of tech professionals.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

San Antonio Startups to Watch in 2020

02-10-2020:
What kinds of startups are emerging in the Alamo City?
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SA Team Aiming for Improved Sepsis Therapies Receives Grant

02-10-2020:
Seven-person team will work to develop a treatment that reduces organ dysfunction and damage.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Germ-zapping robots

02-06-2020:
Xenex Disinfection Services has seen an increase in international demand for its device produced in San Antonio.

Read more on bizjournals.com

EPA Awards Funds to SwRI for Clean Air Research

02-05-2020:
Institute awarded $25 million to perform a wide array of emissions testing.

Read more on swri.org

SA Partnership for Precision Therapeutics awards inaugural research funding

02-04-2020:
A seven-person team researching sepsis-induced organ failure will receive $200,000 in funding over two years.
Read more on swri.org

Renu Robotics Uses Crowdfunding to Scale Autonomous Robotic Tractors Company

02-04-2020:
San Antonio startup is developing mowers that help solar power operations reduce their maintenance and labor costs.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI has created a new test for internal diesel injector deposits

02-03-2020:
Test significantly reduces the time and fuel needed to evaluate the formation of internal deposits on diesel engine fuel injectors.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio embraces risk-taking with 'R&D League'

01-30-2020:
Program advises the city on new ideas and provide tools for making data-driven, equitable decisions that benefit all residents.
Read more on smartcitiesdive.com

SA-based firm to help protect Amazon's cloud

01-29-2020:
Rackspace Hosting Inc. has teamed up with Houston-based cyber company Alert Logic to help businesses protect their Amazon Web Services.
Read more on bizjournals.com

How a San Antonio company is helping develop a biomedical epicenter

01-29-2020:
GenCure’s upcoming biomanufacturing center is drawing worldwide attention.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Port San Antonio Innovation Center Project to Enter Schematic Design Phase

01-28-2020:
Upcoming facility expected to be between 120,000 and 130,000 square feet.
Read more on virtualbx.com

Researchers study cork tree bark extract for cancer prevention

01-27-2020:
Study is first to compare Nexrutine to exercise for preventing the progression of prostate cancer.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

Novel SwRI software tool extracts important chemical exposure data

01-21-2020:
Floodlight™ efficiently discovers the vast numbers of chemical components present in everyday food, air, drugs and products.
Read more on swri.org

Inside StandardAero’s San Antonio Engine MRO Facilities

01-21-2020:
Aviation Week got a behind the scenes look as the site ramps up work for Rolls-Royce, GE and the U.S. Air Force.
Read more on Aviationweek.com

A Big Partnership for Higher Ed Data Analytics

01-21-2020:
Local big data analytics company Enflux partners with Dallas-based ExamSoft, the leading provider of assessment tools for universities.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI acquires new flow loop for testing, methane emissions reduction project

01-20-2020:
Reciprocating compressor flow loop recreates real-life gas pipeline pressures, temperatures and horsepower levels.
Read more on www.swri.org

Local VC firm raises $1.5M for remote worker collaboration tool

01-17-2020:
San Antonio-based Active Capital raised money for YAC, a Florida-based company that sells a voice collaboration tool for remote teams.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Eastside Life Science Hub Set for February Launch

01-16-2020:
VelocityTX will serve as a startup accelerator for Latin-American technology businesses looking to establish a North American presence.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Geekdom Startup Allosense Wins Air Force Funding for Asset Trackers

01-15-2020:
Company provides an easy way for companies or organizations looking to integrate the use of smart sensors for tracking assets.
Read more on startupssanantonio.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.