A HOME FOR
TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

IN THE NEWS: Port Board approves construction of Innovation Center



CONNECTED WORLD | CONNECTED SOLUTIONS

The challenges of an increasingly connected world require connected solutions. Tech Port is Port San Antonio’s vision for an innovation campus that:

  • 1. Connects people with opportunities;
  • 2. Connects education with employers; and
  • 3. Connects buyers with sellers.

  • We are moving ahead with the creation of an initial set of facilities to achieve and reinforce these connections. Ultimately, we look forward to this vision taking root across our entire campus and connecting capabilities located at our Port with audiences stakeholders throughout San Antonio, the state of Texas and the world.

    In short, our vision is to build the future by providing connected innovations for a connected world.

    TECH PORT is Port San Antonio’s vision to leverage its unique industrial platform as a leader in facilitating the delivery of innovative technology solutions to some of the world’s largest industries, including:

  • Aerospace
  • Energy
  • Defense
  • Cybersecurity
  • Financial services
  • Medicine
  • Manufacturing
  • Supply-chain logistics


  • For more than 100 years, the land that is now Port San Antonio has been a center for innovation. Established in 1917 as the site of the former Kelly Air Force Base—where chapters in aviation history were written—the Port has redeveloped the property over the past 20 years to focus on the continued evolution of global technologies.

    Today, marquee names in aerospace, manufacturing, cybersecurity, robotics and other technologically advanced industries conduct an array of projects on our large site.







    The Port campus is a well-established and rapidly growing national center of deep, rich technological expertise and talent.
    Our 1,900-acre campus is unique in size, flexibility and location.

  • Accessible by air, train and highway

  • Near other key industry sectors

  • Home to over 80 customers and 14,000+ workers

  • Hangars and aircraft maintenance workshops

  • Secure offices

  • Large industrial facilities for manufacturing and prototyping

  • Build-to-suit sites from 5 to 150 acres
  • Visit the Port's website at PortSanAntonio.us



    CONNECTING TALENT, EDUCATION AND INDUSTRY
    Generate interest in, and provide a place for, the delivery of tech careers and education opportunities
    Create opportunities to showcase technologies and capabilities available to key industries
    Connect academic institutions with commercial, industrial, and government markets
    Generate opportunities for creative collaboration between innovators and key industries
    Augment and support the work of institutions of higher education focused on addressing national security priorities



    vr museum industry showroom
    Museum/Industry Showroom

    A new home for the San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology and other education and cultural entities. An adjacent industry showplace—accessible to all—will highlight innovations being developed at the Port and throughout the region.

    This space will play many important roles—giving audiences a glimpse into innovations and related careers in their community.

    The center will also serve as a showroom—much like a permanent world’s fair pavilion with rotating exhibits—that allows industry participants to sell their technologies locally, nationally and globally.


    Co-Working/Maker Spaces

    An area for professionals from many disciplines to come together to work closely in the creation of new technologies, and to develop the next generation of innovators.

    Adjoining the co-working area will be an ample maker space—an industrial laboratory that allows collaborators to develop and test prototypes of integrated technologies.


    Innovation Center tech Arena
    Technology Arena and Conference Center

    A magnet for the public, industry and educators alike is a state-of-the art technology arena withan expected capacity of 2,500 guests.

    Large video monitors and other equipment will provide San Antonio with its first grand virtual showcase. The space can be configured as an auditorium or conference center to hold large meetings and conduct demonstrations and training programs in cybersecurity, virtual and augmented reality and other technologies. It will also be available to local educators and national events that include Cyber Patriot competitions that support the development of the skills of the next generation of digital experts. And it will also serve as an electronic gaming arena—a recreational venue drawing young people from throughout the community and connecting them with the museum and collaborative educational components of the innovation center.


    A CONNECTED PLACE FOR TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION

    THOUSANDS OF LEADING EXPERTS are already working in these fields on the Port campus.

    CYBERSECURITY
  • Over 1,000 experts strong
  • National headquarters of the 16th Air Force (Cyber Command)
  • Home to leading companies that support military and commercial clients


  • AEROSPACE
  • Over 3,000 experts strong
  • Modernization and support of military and commercial aircraft, including mechanical and digital infrastructure

  • APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

    Leading innovators rely on the Port as they integrate robotics, sensors, AI, VR and big data to support an array of industries:

  • Aircraft modernization and maintenance
  • Aircraft modernization and maintenance "Smart" robots supporting manufacturing and supply-chain operations
  • Technical training through virtual reality


  • DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
  • Over 6,000 strong: senior leadership, uniformed civilian personnel and contractors
  • National headquarters for key U.S. Air Force Missions, including:
  • 16th Air Force / Cyber Command
  • Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC)
  • Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC)
  • Air Force Medical Operations Agency (AFMOA)




  • IN THE NEWS




    COMPASS ROSE INGENUITY SCHOOL AT THE PORT NOW ENROLLING!

    Campus offers STEM/STEAM-based curricula and special programs connected with industries thriving at the Port, including aerospace, cybersecurity, robotics, IT and several applied technologies.

    3/25/2021

    Read more at compassrosepublicschools.org


    JBSA CONTINUES TO DEVELOP, TEST ELECTROMAGNETIC DEFENSE, 5G TECHNOLOGIES

    San Antonio's strong military ties and rich educational opportunities will help elevate the region to become one of the fastest growing tech hubs in the country.

    3/24/2021

    Read more at aetc.af.mil


    A LOOK INTO THE FUTURE OF ROBOTICS

    Plus One Robotics CEO Erik Nieves joins other industry leaders to discuss the state of robotics.

    3/22/2021

    Read more at dcvelocity.com


    CNF NAMED FINALIST ON SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    In 2020, the cybersecurity firm grew its workforce by more than 30% - hiring about 60 new employees - while maintaining an over 94% retention rate.

    3/18/2021

    Read more at cnftech.com


    CALLING A PROGRAM "AGILE" DOESN'T MAKE IT AGILE

    Agile software deployment can be a powerful strategy, and worth doing right.

    3/17/2021

    Read more at technicacorp.com


    THE FUTURE REQUIRES CONVERGENCE

    LOCKHEED MARTIN: Helping the Army prepare for a very different fight.

    3/17/2021

    Read more at lockheedmartin.com


    GAME ON!

    Port, EIEF partner for inaugural SA8 collegiate esports invitational.

    3/8/2021

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    SAN ANTONIO'S TECH SECTOR IS TAPPING INTO AN UNLIKELY SOURCE OF TALENT: VIDEO GAMERS

    Port San Antonio, EIEF partner for SA8 Collegiate eSports Invitational.

    2/26/2021

    Read more at sanantonioreport.org


    CHROMALLOY AWARDED $74.6M CONTRACT FOR PORT SAN ANTONIO SITE

    The aerospace firm will remanufacture low-pressure turbine assemblies.

    2/18/2021

    Read more at bizjournals.com


    Player 2 has entered the game!

    Port SA joins the SA8 Collegiate Invitational.

    2/12/2021

    Read more at eief.org


    2021 SHAPING UP TO BE BIGGEST YEAR YET

    Our customers, our partners and our team are moving full speed ahead building a dynamic community like no other: a place where people collaborate to launch innovations that are changing the world.

    2/8/2021

    Read more at facebook.com


    ROAD TO BUILDING FUTURES-EPISODE 2

    Meet Steve Lewis, VP of Operations with CNF Technologies, whose early service in the U.S. Navy laid the foundation in a career as one of our region's leading cybersecurity executives.

    2/8/2021

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    RECKON POINT AMONG TOP ASSET MANAGEMENT COMPANIES IN TEXAS

    Port-based startup scores high in the areas of innovation, growth and societal impact.

    1/30/2021

    Read more at df.media


    PORT SAN ANTONIO TEAMS WITH SUNDT TO BUILD GAME-CHANGING INNOVATION CENTER

    Sundt is building a 130,000-square-foot Innovation Center at Port San Antonio — one of America's fastest-growing innovation destinations.

    1/27/2021

    Read more at sundt.com


    PLUS ONE ROBOTICS TRAINING STUDENTS TO FILL HIGH-PAYING TECH JOBS

    Port-based firm among companies working closely with area schools.

    1/26/2021

    Read more at kens5.com


    SECOND LINE SUPPORTS SERVICE LIFE MODIFICATION ON SUPER HORNETS

    The U.S. Navy received delivery of the fourth Super Hornet to undergo Service Life Modification — and the first completed at Boeing's San Antonio site.

    1/22/2021

    Read more at navair.navy.mil


    Fast-growing Plus One Robotics to expand at Port San Antonio

    A local robotics company is more than doubling the size of its facility at Port San Antonio.

    1/8/2021

    Read more at expressnews.com


    BUILDING SA'S FUTURE: FULL SPEED AHEAD IN 2021

    Port SA's CEO expects more growth in the upcoming year.

    1/06/2021

    Read more at mysanantonio.com


    Boeing Awarded $189 Million US Air Force Contract

    F-15 Eagle work will be performed at Boeing's Port San Antonio site.

    12/31/2020

    Read more at clearancejobs.com


    OWNER OF TRAINING FIRM TALKS CYBERSECURITY, ZOOM CLASSES AND SPACE COMMAND

    Kekai Namauu is founder of training and certification firm Dynamic Advancement and government contracting firm Namauu Technological and Industrial.

    12/31/2020

    Read more at mysanantonio.com


    San Antonio tech grew in '20, poised for more expansion in '21

    Port San Antonio is among local entities experiencing tech boom.

    12/30/2020

    Read more at mysanantonio.com


    WHY SAN ANTONIO SHOULD HOST US SPACE COMMAND

    Port San Antonio is one of six finalist communities to host the headquarters for U.S. Space Command—which is responsible for commanding and controlling space operations by all our military forces.

    12/29/2020

    Read more at militarytimes.com


    Boeing's San Antonio office receives contract worth nearly $80M

    Aerospace innovator will develop avionic weapons defense systems for the F-15 aircraft at its Port San Antonio site.

    12/22/2020

    Read more at bizjournals.com


    BOARD OF DIRECTORS RENEWS TERMS OF OFFICERS THROUGH 2022

    Continued implementation of the strategic framework developed by the Board in 2017 has created thousands of new jobs in key advanced technologies.

    12/20/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    UTSA AND PORT SAN ANTONIO PARTNER TO BOLSTER REGION'S CYBER AND DATA SCIENCES INNOVATIONS AND EXPERTISE

    The partnership will accelerate the tech sectors.

    12/14/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    LEADING SA: WHAT'S NEXT FOR PORT SAN ANTONIO

    Jim Perschbach, president and CEO of Port SA, speaks about regional economic growth.

    12/13/2020

    Read more at ksat.com


    IPSECURE ON PATH FOR CONTINUED GROWTH AS IT PROVIDES STRATEGIC SUPPORT FOR U.S. CYBER DEFENSES

    Industry leader provides information security expertise and training for public and private sectors.

    12/09/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    TOMLINSON: SPACE COMMAND BELONGS IN SAN ANTONIO, WILL BOOST TEXAS BUSINESS

    "The Pentagon could not pick a better spot for the next chapter into space."

    12/02/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    Fanuc and Plus One Robotics develop automation solutions for e-commerce fulfillment

    Technology will meet the needs of their mutual customers for their warehouse applications.

    11/27/2020

    Read more at roboticsandautomationnews.com


    Port San Antonio possible future location for US Space Command

    Decision would mean a boost to the local economy with more than 1,000 new jobs.

    11/19/2020

    Read more at news4sanantonio.com


    LOCAL STUDENTS HELP CYBER LEADER ADVANCE ITS GLOBAL MISSION

    Booz Allen Hamilton prepares college students for bright futures as cybersecurity innovators.

    11/19/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    CNF TECHNOLOGIES ON THE LEADING EDGE OF INNOVATION

    Fast-growing cybersecurity firm supplies specialized expertise that protects critical U.S. government networks.

    11/17/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    Construction of Port San Antonio's Innovation Center kicks off

    The Innovation Center will help advance the Port's vision of a world-class facility that promotes technologies, collaborations and education.

    11/11/2020

    Read more at virtualbx.com


    A PROVEN BLUEPRINT FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH AND JOB CREATION IN ADVANCED TECH

    The Port offers a roadmap for America's economic future: Invest in people, build connections.

    11/09/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    Collins Aerospace joins forces with Knight Aerospace to introduce mobile galley and lavatory for military aircraft

    The new solution makes it possible to rapidly replace costly-to-maintain systems with a modern solution during long missions.

    10/29/2020

    Read more at intelligent-aerospace.com


    Local startup teams up with SpaceX on space logistics

    San Antonio among Texas cities aiming to advance space exploration.

    10/29/2020

    Read more at mysanantonio.com


    SAN ANTONIO: A GLOBAL ROBOTICS CAPITAL

    The Alamo City is home to leading innovators who are applying robotics and revolutionizing industries around the world (and beyond): agriculture, manufacturing, logistics, aviation and space travel.

    10/29/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    SHARING SAN ANTONIO'S AMAZING TECH STORY WITH THE WORLD

    Jim Perschbach discusses local tech innovators during the Montreal Connect 2020 conference.

    10/23/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    SwRI'S LASER COATING REMOVAL ROBOT WINS R&D 100 AWARD

    The laser coating removal (LCR) robot was recognized by R&D World magazine as one of the 100 most significant innovations of 2020.

    10/13/2020

    Read more at swri.org


    NEW PORT CUSTOMER XYREC LEADS ROBOT-BASED TECHNOLOGY THAT WILL REVOLUTIONIZE AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE

    Xyrec BV's new U.S. operation will grow award-winning innovation for precision laser de-painting of aircraft and other large vessels.

    10/13/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    INDUSTRY LEADER'S EXPANSION FURTHER RAISES SAN ANTONIO'S PROFILE AS "CYBER CITY, U.S.A."

    Technica Corporation's new operation at the Port provides invaluable strategic support to U.S military digital assets and mission readiness worldwide.

    10/7/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    RECKON POINT: REVOLUTIONIZING GLOBAL INDUSTRIES THROUGH PRECISION 3D MAPPING

    From commercial real estate to aerospace and lunar exploration, tech pioneer's innovations improve accuracy and efficiency for key industries on Earth and beyond.

    9/29/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE INTERNS HELP TECH LEADER TRANSFORM GLOBAL INDUSTRIES

    Plus One gives students — from future engineers to future marketers — first-hand experience developing and selling robotics innovations that are changing the world.

    9/9/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    PORT SAN ANTONIO STRENGTHENING AMERICA'S STANDING AS WORLD'S INNOVATION LEADER

    Unique state-of-the-art facility will build on proven strategy that has already deployed numerous tech breakthroughs while creating thousands of strong careers in South Texas.

    8/13/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    PLUS ONE ROBOTICS: THE FUTURE OF WORK

    Innovator is creating new jobs that make work in industrial environments safer and more efficient.

    8/11/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    NEW TECH TRAINING HUB AT PORT WILL BUILD SKILLS FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE LOST JOBS DURING PANDEMIC

    San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology (SAMSAT) to launch facility to help people prepare for growing careers in advanced technologies.

    7/23/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    PLUS ONE ROBOTICS ENHANCES OPERATIONS IN ONE OF FEDEX'S BUSIEST FACILITIES

    Main logistics hub in Memphis increasing employee safety, operational efficiency thanks to innovative 'smart' robotic technology.

    7/21/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    HOW A LOCAL COMPANY IS USING REMOTE TECHNOLOGY, GAMERS TO GROW CLIENT BASE

    Plus One Robotics prioritizing gaming experience as a criterion for filling company-wide Crew Chief roles.

    7/3/2020

    Read more at bizjournals.com


    LOCAL STUDENTS HELP ADVANCE EMISSIONS TESTING INNOVATION

    UTSA engineering students recently worked with Port San Antonio-based Intertek to significantly improve testing procedures.

    6/30/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    SAN ANTONIO TO LAUNCH NATION'S PREMIER REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY OPERATIONS CENTER

    Collaboration with City and CPS Energy will serve as a national model.

    6/22/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    JEFFERSON: PORT SAN ANTONIO IS POISED TO TAKE OFF POST-PANDEMIC

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 recession, Port San Antonio has been one of the few landlords that hasn’t had to worry too much about whether tenants will be able to pay the rent.

    6/12/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    SA INNOVATORS LAUNCH MEDICAL AIR TRANSPORT OF PATIENTS IMPACTED BY COVID AND OTHER DISEASES

    Former U.S. Air Force Surgeon General is part of the project team.

    6/9/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    READY... SET... EXPLORE!

    Free tech-focused experiences for all ages.

    4/20/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    ROBOT MAKERS FIND OPENING IN PANDEMIC

    For most businesses, COVID-19 is a threat. For San Antonio robot makers, it’s an opportunity.

    4/17/2020

    Read more at expressnews.com


    AEROSPACE INNOVATOR BUILDING ADVANCED FLYING MEDICAL UNITS

    New technology allows rapid conversion of air cargo aircraft into state-of-the-art flying medical facilities to support patients in disaster areas.

    3/11/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    PORT SAN ANTONIO BOARD APPROVES ASM GLOBAL AS OPERATOR FOR NEW INNOVATION CENTER

    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.

    2/26/2020

    Read more at startupssanantonio.com


    NEW EXHIBIT AT MUSEUM INSPIRES KIDS, ACCELERATES TRAINING OF TOMORROW’S CYBERSECURITY INNOVATORS

    A new state-of-the art simulator lets people—from young students to professionals alike—to take the driver’s wheel and sharpen their skills as world-class cyber defenders.

    2/19/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    CONNECTING SAN ANTONIO'S TECH TALENT TO THE SPACE FRONTIER

    Leading names in cybersecurity, robotics, AI and aerospace at the Port are primed to leads the new space race and deploys technologies that will transform life across the planet.

    2/17/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us


    BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

    The 3,000+ new jobs recently created on our campus and the transformative educational and business opportunities that continue to grow here are a testament to a true collaboration.

    2/14/2020

    Read more at PortSanAntonio.us






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