Month: August 2021

Atmospheric Water Generation Tech To Debut At Port San Antonio
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Atmospheric Water Generation Tech To Debut At Port San Antonio

On track to open in spring 2022, Port San Antonio's forthcoming innovation center is already attracting promising advanced technologies to the Alamo City. The Port will be the first to acquire an atmospheric water generation (AWG) system from Genesis Systems, a developer of industrial technology that sustainably generates water. AWG technology produces potable water from the surrounding air by extracting water vapor from ambient air via condensation, rendering the water drinkable in the process. Each Genesis unit is about the size of a shipping container and can be moved easily by rail, truck, or cargo aircraft, converting moisture in the air into more than a thousand gallons of potable water daily.Genesis Systems will install a unit to supply water for the outdoor area at the Port's ...
Robotic Prosthetics Startup Alt-Bionics Raises $283K Seed Funding
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Robotic Prosthetics Startup Alt-Bionics Raises $283K Seed Funding

Alt-Bionics founder Ryan Saavedra announced Friday he had raised $283,000 in seed round funding. The investment will get Alt-Bionics closer to its goal of helping those seeking an affordable robotic hand.The amount raised came from angel investments, friends and family, city investment, and venture capital, Saavedra said. The City of San Antonio invested $50,000 from its SAMMI Fund to support medical military innovation, while the Alamo Angels contributed $25,000. Alt-Bionics is also participating in the San Antonio-based VelocityTx BioGlobal Accelerator and has received a $37,000 investment from the program. Alt-Bionics' first investment was $50,000 from participating in the Norfolk State University Innovation Center (NSUIC) incubator program in 2020. The University of Tex...
Legal Tech Startup Creates Platform for Virtual, Hybrid Court Hearings
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Legal Tech Startup Creates Platform for Virtual, Hybrid Court Hearings

As COVID-19 infections surge in Bexar County, the judge again suspended jury service in early August, despite a backlog of 2020 cases.One San Antonio startup is looking to modernize the technology used in court hearings, capabilities that have changed little since Charles Dickens worked as a court stenographer in London in the early 19th century.BEINCOURT is an end-to-end software and technology platform that supports simultaneous interpretation in the courtroom. Founder and president Sean Nelson, with a long history of working on technology infrastructure, recognized even before the pandemic how courts needed more robust virtual capabilities for those who cannot attend a hearing. "We understood back in 2017 that there is a way to bring remote interpretation into the live cour...