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VelocityTX to add key leadership amid transition

In a move expected to boost its connection with the Department of Defense and military medical research, VelocityTX has named Patricia Geppert as its new director of innovation. Her primary role will be to oversee military medical and startup support programming at the East Side San Antonio campus. Geppert has a robust technical background and extensive experience working with the military …

40-year-old Texas Research & Technology Foundation to be known simply as VelocityTX

Rene Dominguez, who officially took on the mantle of VelocityTX CEO on Jan. 1, dropped a little news on the latest bigcitysmalltown podcast. In a wide-ranging interview with podcast host Robert Rivard, Dominguez said the Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, will now be known simply as VelocityTX, which was established in 2017 …

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Funding critical to East SA innovation hub expansion, new TRTF CEO says

The Texas Research & Technology Foundation’s vision for converting underutilized real estate near downtown into a new innovation district anchored by its VelocityTX campus could ignite East San Antonio’s economy.

But that plan represents a heavy lift and will require additional funding support from a variety of potential stakeholders to bring it to fruition, according to Rene Dominguez, who …

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TRTF lands new corporate HQ for East SA innovation campus

The Texas Research & Technology Foundation and TransPecos Bank have struck a partnership that will result in the redevelopment of a multistory structure on the VelocityTX campus east of downtown into a new corporate headquarters for the financial institution. TransPecos will take most of the space in the former Merchants Ice & Cold Storage building. The East Houston Street structure spans four floors and 63,000 square feet … Click here to continue reading >

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Methodist Healthcare Ministries, VelocityTX, host first Community Health Innovation Seminar

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas and VelocityTX recently hosted the first event in their Community Health Innovation Seminar Series.

It was held at the eBridge Center for Business and Commercialization in downtown Brownsville.

VelocityTX is a San Antonio-based bioscience innovation center. It is a subsidiary of the Texas Research and Technology Foundation. MHM is also based in San Antonio.

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Methodist Healthcare owner and VelocityTX to launch new alliance

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas Inc., the nonprofit owner of Methodist Healthcare, one of the region’s largest hospital systems, has entered into a three-year partnership with VelocityTX.

The two entities have forged a new alliance with the VelocityTX East Side innovation campus to advance awareness, research and innovation related to social determinants of health.

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East SA on cusp of becoming a major military medical research hub

The Texas Research and Technology Foundation’s vision for turning part of its VelocityTX campus and an emerging innovation district around it into a hub for collaborative medical research involving the U.S. military and private sector companies is gaining traction.

If that plan pans out as envisioned, what was a mostly abandoned warehouse area could become a prime landing spot for companies …

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TRTF Community House acquisition to fuel innovation district expansion

The Texas Research & Technology Foundation has closed a second deal through its nonprofit subsidiary TRTF Community House, acquiring Quality Fence & Welding, a 43-year-old company undergoing its own expansion.

The transaction is expected to funnel more revenue into the ongoing build out of TRTF’s VelocityTX campus and a larger innovation district immediately east of downtown San Antonio.

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NAMRU San Antonio attends 4th Military Medical Industry Day

VelocityTX, a subsidiary of Texas Research & Technology Foundation (TRTF), the City of San Antonio, and Bexar County hosted the 4th Military Medical Industry Day (MMID) at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

This year’s MMID featured numerous military and civilian research and development (R&D) organizations.