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4 San Antonio Startups Win Air Force SBIR Contracts to Fund Innovation
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4 San Antonio Startups Win Air Force SBIR Contracts to Fund Innovation

Four San Antonio technology companies have won an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase 1 contracts for $50,000. The businesses that received awards over the past several weeks are: Olifant Medical, a startup commercializing a new airway device, Hatchbed, a robotics research and development (R&D) engineering startup, Inflow, a cybersecurity startup focused on national security, and Elevate Systems, a product design and development company specializing in mechanical engineering services. The highly competitive U.S. government program awards non-dilutive funding for companies to develop advanced tech innovation for the market. The R&D must have the potential for commercialization and meet an Air Force need. San Antonio companies are starting to...
Renu Robotics Uses Crowdfunding to Scale Autonomous Robotic Tractors Company
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Renu Robotics Uses Crowdfunding to Scale Autonomous Robotic Tractors Company

Renu Robotics is crowdfunding its line of autonomous robotic tractors to provide maintenance at large-scale solar farms. The San Antonio startup is developing mowers that don’t need supervision to help solar power operations reduce their maintenance and labor costs. Wind and solar make up more than three-quarters of the electricity capacity coming online in the country this year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) 2020 Annual Energy Forecast. Globally, wind and solar energy generation is expected to grow four to five times faster than every other source of power between now and 2050, this McKinsey study concluded. Company founders Michael Eyman and Tim Matus launched Renu Robotics in 2018 after they recognized the opportunity posed by the rapidly growing so...