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Port San Antonio Progress Report 2020

01-15-2020:
It's been a phenomenal time as our team creates opportunities for thousands of people in our region: careers, educational paths and connecting entrepreneurs to global markets.
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TECH INNOVATION COULD BOOST SAN ANTONIO'S FUTURE MRO WORKFORCE

01-10-2020:
Port San Antonio pursues STEM and innovation growth
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San Antonio outranks Austin among growing tech markets

01-10-2020:
The Alamo City had historically been overshadowed by Austin amid the buzz about tech hubs.
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SwRI-led mission to explore asteroids

01-09-2020:
Lucy spacecraft will visit small asteroid bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio Women in Tech Who Can Speak at Your Next Event

01-09-2020:
Over 120 local women are at the top of their game and can add their voices to tech discussions.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Geekdom pre-accelerator now accepting applications

01-08-2020:
The application period ends February 8, with the program spanning March 26 to May 14.
Read more on bizjournals.com

New Study Reveals the Origin of Complex Malaria Infections

01-08-2020:
Texas Biomed researcher was part of a three-year study published in the January 2020 edition of Cell Host & Microbe.
Read more on txbiomed.org

SA energy VC company invests $400M in midstream startup

01-07-2020:
EnCap Flatrock Midstream is the first investor in Edgewater Midstream LLC, a company founded in 2019 by three oil and gas industry experts.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Behind the Scenes at Boeing’s Largest MRO Site

01-07-2020:
The firm's 168-acre site at Port San Antonio has been growing steadily since it was established more than 21 years ago.
Read more on aviationweek.com

SA coding school wants to take all of Texas under its wing

01-02-2020:
Codeup's vision is to expand throughout Texas.
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Four Ways the San Antonio Startup Ecosystem Changed in 2019

12-31-2019:
Plus, what to watch for in 2020.
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Boeing San Antonio Awarded $20.7M Navy Contract

12-31-2019:
Contract will cover work to retrofit the T-45 aircraft.
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Cyber Talk Radio: Job Creation & Innovation at Port San Antonio

12-31-2019:
Jim Perschbach, President and CEO of Port San Antonio, discusses updates on the most recent stages of development going on at the Port.
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Boeing San Antonio lands another multimillion-dollar award

12-17-2019:
New contract calls for retrofitting of engines on 747-8 aircraft at Port San Antonio.
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Cyber Talk Radio: Latina Cyber Entrepreneurship

12-17-2019:
Janie Gonzalez, founder and CEO of Webhead, discusess her path to creating one of the very first tech startups in San Antonio as a Latina.
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Local Nonprofit Committed to Children With Complex Concerns

12-16-2019:
Respite Care of San Antonio Inc. supports families caring for a child with medical and/or developmental disabilities.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Enventure San Antonio To Connect Bioscience Students to Entrepreneurial Opportunities

12-16-2019:
Enventure SA helps students and young professionals become leaders in the biomedical and health technology space.
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Local startup uses patent-pending tech to create upcycled flour

12-13-2019:
Boerne-based food startup Grain4Grain makes a carbohydrate-free flour and products based on it.
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Air Force software innovation arm officially opens in downtown San Antonio

12-12-2019:
LevelUp Code Works is the U.S. Air Force's arm that aims to deliver rapidly deployable software to support San Antonio-based DoD missions.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Virtual Tour Allows Caregivers To Experience Dementia-Like Limitations

12-11-2019:
UT Health San Antonio offering a Virtual Dementia Tour as part of the institution's Caring for the Caregiver program.
Read more on tpr.org

SA-based Startup Aiming to Protect Small E-Commerce Businesses with Cyber Insurance

12-11-2019:
CyberFortress studies many e-commerce domains and their downtime, calculating the risks for websites helping them to price out future policies.
Read more on spectrumlocalnews.com

DYNAMIC ADVANCEMENT CAPTURES ALL HELP DESK INSTITUTE SERVICE AND SUPPORT AWARDS

12-10-2019:
The firm trains, certifies and proctors examinations for the tech industry.
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Cyber Talk Radio: Merging Technology and Education Strategy

12-10-2019:
Michelle Vega, Chief Technology Strategist, discusses how she researches and implements the use of educational technology in public schools.
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Three local tech startups receiving national attention

12-09-2019:
Startups part of national pitch competition and accelerator.
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Southwest Research Institute wins two R&D 100 Awards

12-09-2019:
R&D Magazine recognized SwRI’s Lotus Superhydrophobic Compositions and Coating Process (LotusFlo™) and AF-369 VHF/UHF Terrestrial Direction-Finding Antenna as being among the 100 most significant innovations for 2019.
Read more on swri.org

New drug targets leukemia, lymphoma

12-06-2019:
UT Health San Antonio researchers have discovered a safe and potent next generation of drugs to fight multiple types of leukemia and lymphoma in adults and children.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

UTSA students to build smart home on Downtown Campus

12-06-2019:
The project will allow students to incorporate technology in the architecture of a building that serves the end users and preserves the environment.
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Researchers’ nanodisk could restore function for ALS patients

12-05-2019:
UTSA has embarked on revolutionary research that uses nano-sized disks and magnetic fields to modulate functionality to crucial neurons.
Read more on utsa.edu

San Antonio’s Aerospace History and Innovators to Be Honored

12-03-2019:
The Port and the Dee Howard Foundation will host the upcoming San Antonio Aviation and Aerospace Hall of Fame induction ceremony on March 26, 2020.
Read more on deehoward.org

Cyber Talk Radio: Cyber Competitions at UTSA

12-03-2019:
Dwayne Williams from UTSA's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security discusses nationwide programs such as CyberPatriot and the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition.
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City Looks to Tackle Digital Divide by First Assessing the Problem

12-02-2019:
Roughly one in four San Antonians lacks a high-speed internet connection at home.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SwRI-built instrument confirms findings on solar wind

12-02-2019:
Researchers illustrate how the solar wind evolves at increasing distances from the Sun.
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Eco Devo 360 eNewsletter - December 2019

12-01-2019:
Check out this month's eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation!
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Local Executive is on a Mission to Make Entrepreneurship Inclusive

11-28-2019:
Webhead founder Janie Gonzalez is setting her sights on helping young female and minority tech entrepreneurs.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Infrared paint-curing system takes top prize at Student Tech Symposium

11-27-2019:
System allows infrared paint curing technology to be used on flat surfaces as well as complex shapes, such as engines.
Read more on utsa.edu

SA chemistry professor wins premier award for precious metals research

11-27-2019:
Dr. Michael P. Doyle is an international leader in the development of catalysts and processes for metal carbene transformations.
Read more on utsa.edu

Port San Antonio trying to get development right

11-27-2019:
The Port's latest proposal to build an Innovation Center is a step in the right direction.
Read more on houstonchronicle.com

UTSA engineering students develop low-cost bionic prosthetic arm

11-26-2019:
The device takes signals from the user’s brain, which then go to a computer program the students developed.
Read more on news4sanantonio.com

Port Board Approves Phase 1 Plans for New Innovation Center

11-20-2019:
The center will include a technology arena, museum, collaborative technology transfer lab, an industry showroom, and community spaces and amenities.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA Engineering Students Build Interactive Museum Exhibits to Engage Children

11-20-2019:
Projects will be on display at San Antonio's DoSeum.
Read more on utsa.edu

Port to Develop Innovation Center

11-20-2019:
The facility will be a destination for esports enthusiasts, science education, and innovation.
Read more on therivardreport.com

SA High School teaches Red Hat Linux

11-20-2019:
CAST Tech has been named a Red Hat Academy, a designation only 27 other U.S. schools have — only two of which are based in Texas.
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Cyber Talk Radio: Google Fiber in San Antonio

11-19-2019:
Clarissa Ramon, Government and Community Affairs Manager for Google Fiber, discusses the reasons that Google Fiber has chosen San Antonio to roll out its new internet service.
Read more on cybertalkradio.com

SwRI Develops Superhydrophobic Coating for Offshore Drilling Pipes

11-19-2019:
Institute's LotusFlo™ coating will keep offshore drilling pipes from being clogged by various substances.
Read more on swri.org

SwRI-developed Direction-finding Antenna Wins 2019 R&D 100 Award

11-19-2019:
R&D Magazine recognized Southwest Research Institute's newest antenna technology as one of the 100 most significant innovations of 2019.
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How San Antonio is Building a Startup Culture

11-18-2019:
The city challenges local students, startups and entrepreneurs to develop technology-based solutions to city-identified problems.
Read more on citiesspeak.org

San Antonio medical school gets millions to research breast cancer

11-16-2019:
Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to award funds to UT Health San Antonio.
Read more on expressnews.com

UT Health San Antonio Receives Funding to Expand Sites of Care

11-14-2019:
$80 million grant will allow for the construction of a multispecialty/research hospital in San Antonio.
Read more on uthscsa.edu

SwRI’s new Low-Load Cycle targets heavy-duty diesel engine emissions

11-12-2019:
Technology will gauge the performance of heavy-duty diesel engine aftertreatment systems in low-load conditions.
Read more on swri.org

UTSA researchers discover new pathways in brain’s amygdala

11-12-2019:
Study could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease.
Read more on utsa.edu

Cyber Talk Radio: Fundamentals of Hacking

11-12-2019:
Cyber Talk Radio host Bret Piatt discusses how hacking is incorrectly perceived in the media and gives a more accurate understanding of the fundamentals of hacking.
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Shift in Port San Antonio Strategic Approach Yields Close to 3,000 New Jobs

11-08-2019:
Of the 2,757 jobs created since the start of fiscal year 2018 to date, only 50 were a result of economic incentives offered by the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.
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TechNovum Accelerator for Researchers Graduates Eight New Companies

11-06-2019:
New accelerator program launched by UT Health San Antonio is designed for aspiring life science entrepreneurs.
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Cyber Talk Radio: UTSA's New National Security Collaboration Center

11-05-2019:
Brig. Gen. (Ret) Guy Walsh, founding executive director of UTSA's NSCC, discusses the creation of an innovative hub downtown for cybersecurity research.
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Port San Antonio board could OK ‘innovation center’ Nov. 20

11-05-2019:
A plan to build an “innovation center” at the Port, which would include a gaming arena and a technology museum, could become a reality this month.
Read more on expressnews.com

Air Force software development startup to open in downtown SA

11-05-2019:
LevelUP, who delivers rapidly deployable software to support Air Force and DOD missions, is inaugurating a 20,000-SF facility.
Read more on bizjournals.com

Rackspace to Acquire Cloud Consulting Firm Onica

11-04-2019:
The addition of Onica will complement Rackspace's existing managed cloud capabilities.
Read more on therivardreport.com

AW Texas Groundbreaking Kicks Off Record-Breaking Growth in San Antonio Area

11-04-2019:
New $400 million facility will be third U.S. plant for vehicle transmission manufacturer.
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UTSA named a top research university in natural sciences

11-04-2019:
School recognized by Nature Index as one of the leading universities for its output of research in the natural sciences.
Read more on utsa.edu

Robotics Startup Raises $1.5M in Seed Funding

11-01-2019:
Located at Port San Antonio, Reckon Point specializes in indoor GPS mapping and navigation services.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Plus One Robotics to double workforce

10-31-2019:
San Antonio robotics firm launches new lab at Port San Antonio.
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ECO DEVO 360 ENEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 2019

10-31-2019:
Read this month's EcoDevo 360 eNewsletter from the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation!
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Plus One Robotics Opens New Facility At Port San Antonio

10-31-2019:
The startup—which teaches robots to see—opened its new facility.
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Plus One Robotics Expands to New 10,500-SF Facility at Port San Antonio

10-30-2019:
The startup is looking to double its staff over the next year, hiring a mix of engineers and sales and support employees.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

UTSA researcher studies osteoporotic bone fractures

10-30-2019:
Researcher seeks to prevent or deter the loss of the proteins before bone brittleness develops.
Read more on utsa.edu

SA cancer research group aligns with global biotech

10-28-2019:
Partnership could have global implications for the Alamo City and its role in fighting the disease.
Read more on bizjournals.com

San Antonio company develops new liquid bandage

10-26-2019:
The Biakos antimicrobial skin and wound cleanser, created by Rochal Industries, treats wounds, pressure ulcers, and burns.
Read more on expressnews.com

Geekdom Community Fund invests in two local startups

10-25-2019:
Over its two years in existence, Geekdom’s Community Fund has invested more than $200,000.
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Data Privacy Startup Rectify Wins $50K Prize at Tech Fuel Pitch Competition

10-23-2019:
Competition is San Antonio’s largest, equity-free, three-tiered $100,000 cash-prize pitch competition open to early-stage tech startups.
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Cyber Talk Radio: San Antonio Women in Technology

10-22-2019:
Dr. Barbara Hewitt, founder of San Antonio Women in Technology and professor at Texas State University, encourages women to pursue their interests in computer science, technology and cybersecurity.
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San Antonio email tech company Mailgun acquires French business

10-22-2019:
The acquisition will offer Mailgun's clients access to tools and marketing features to manage email programs.
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SwRI concept wins NREL energy storage prize

10-22-2019:
Concept will help reduce commissioning times of pumped storage hydropower.
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Local Accelerator RealCo Adds Two Companies to Its Program

10-22-2019:
RealCo Accelerator, a 15-month program that prepares startups for a series A financing round, has invested in companies BetterYou and HackNotice.
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SwRI-led Lucy mission completes critical design review

10-21-2019:
Mission will explore the Trojan asteroids, a population of ancient small bodies that share an orbit with Jupiter.
Read more on swri.org

Startups San Antonio founder discusses new Port SA Innovation Hub

10-18-2019:
Iris Gonzalez speaks about the Port's Innovation Hub, which is part of an ambitious plan to connect businesses from around the world with technology that is developed in the Alamo City.
Read more on ksat.com

CyberWraith Video Game New Way to Close Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

10-17-2019:
One San Antonio entrepreneur is proposing a new, immersive video game to help close workforce gap.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Cyber Command wants to work more closely with the energy sector

10-17-2019:
Collaboration will bolster relationship between the two agencies, in the event of a malicious or catastrophic cyberattack.
Read more on fifthdomain.com

SA Museum offers free science & tech exhibits, events

10-17-2019:
SAMSAT brings those topics together in space offering free exhibits.
Read more on kens5.com

New Precision Therapeutics Partnership to Highlight SA’s Bioscience Capabilities

10-15-2019:
Four large research institutions are funding the nonprofit San Antonio Partnership for Precision Therapeutics, or SAPPT.
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Mind Science Foundation Awards $60,000 at ‘BrainStorm’ Neuroscience Pitch Competition

10-15-2019:
Winning team will use the funding to researching resiliency in children raised in poverty.
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San Antonio Startup Sendspark Receives $300,000 Initial Investment

10-15-2019:
Company has developed a platform for recording and sending videos for businesses.
Read more on therivardreport.com

Cyber Talk Radio: What's New at UTSA Center for Infrastructure Assurance

10-15-2019:
Dr. Greg White, Director of UTSA's Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security, discusses cybersecurity education and the Information Sharing.
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San Antonio biotech invited to join national cancer collaborative

10-14-2019:
The American Cancer Society’s National Lung Cancer Roundtable has invited San Antonio-based bioAffinity Technologies to be its newest member.
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Dura Software Secures $10M Series A Round to Fund Expansion

10-11-2019:
Company specializes in “hyper-niche” software products.
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Air Force integrates missions, strengthens information warfare capabilities

10-11-2019:
16th Air Force will provide information warfare capabilities to combatant commanders with the speed to match today’s tech environment.
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Global R&D company opens laboratory building at Port San Antonio

10-11-2019:
London-based Intertek has established a 135,000-SF site that will offer assurance, testing, inspection and certification services to automotive customers.
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SA-based civic-minded tech startup growing local, global presence

10-10-2019:
Cityflag hopes to soon complete a $1.2 million seed-stage funding round.
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SAMSAT the Centerpiece of Port San Antonio Innovation Hub

10-10-2019:
The San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology is home to a world-class collection of historic tech artifacts that is the centerpiece of Port San Antonio‘s planned innovation center.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

SwRI cell expansion research receives additional $5.3 million in funding

10-08-2019:
Funding will go toward using an SwRI-developed bioreactor to propagate cells for personalized regenerative medicine applications.
Read more on swri.org

Cyber Talk Radio: National Cyber Security Month

10-08-2019:
Amanda Keammerer of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce discusses upcoming activities to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
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SwRI space scientist part of international team that uses deep learning to create virtual “super instrument”

10-07-2019:
New algorithm could result in lower cost and higher efficiency space missions.
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How deepfake videos work to trick online users

10-04-2019:
Cybersecurity companies such as IPSecure are racing to beat fraudulent videos.
Read more on ksat.com

Microsoft teams with JBSA on Military Spouse Technology Academy

10-02-2019:
San Antonio-based program is Microsoft's second location in the United States.
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Largest State FIRST Robotics Competition Comes to San Antonio in 2020

10-02-2019:
Hundreds of high school students from Texas and New Mexico will compete in the largest robotics competition in Texas.
Read more on startupssanantonio.com

Cyber Talk Radio: Cyber Warrior Network and Finding Cyber Talent with Gaming

10-01-2019:
Cyber Warrior Network Founder Nigel LeBlanc discusses his organization and how it is creating a way for employers to find cyber talent with gaming.
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SwRI scientist part of team characterizing near Earth objects

10-01-2019:
Dr. Tracy Becker is helping NASA observe and characterize near-Earth objects that could pose a threat to Earth or have potential for further exploration.
Read more on swri.org

San Antonio area ranked in Top 10 for most affordable cities to launch a startup

10-01-2019:
The state of Texas was ranked high in many state-wide measures.
Read more on mysanantonio.com

Texas Biomed Awarded $2.8 Million NIH Grant for Novel TB Research

10-01-2019:
Research findings could introduce new biological pathways critical to the body’s response to tuberculosis infection.
Read more on txbiomed.org

UTSA Opens Large-scale Testing Laboratory

09-27-2019:
Facility is one of the most unique research buildings in the country.
Read more on utsa.edu

NEW FACILITY AT PORT REVS UP SAN ANTONIO’S GROWTH AS AMERICA’S CYBERSECURITY CAPITAL

09-26-2019:
Upcoming state-of-the-art building creates even more specialized facilities as information security operations continue to expand rapidly in the region.
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