In 2017, the City formed a Military Life Science Research Working Group (link below) to focus on how the community could partner better with the military to help them meet their medical mission requirements and leverage military medical research to create community commercialization opportunities. A subsequent consultant study resulted in the San Antonio Military Life Science Commercialization Action Plan (see link below). In September 2018, the San Antonio Economic Development Corporation (SAEDC) initiated Phase I implementation of the Action Plan which included the development of the San Antonio Military Life Science Commercialization Charter (link below) outlining the pathway forward for execution of the Action Plan.
SAN ANTONIO MILITARY MEDICAL INNOVATION (SAMMI) DIRECTOR/OFFICE
Phase II implementation of the Action Plan includes the establishment of a full-time San Antonio Military Medical Innovation (SAMMI) position to facilitate implementation of the Charter and coordinate the development of a local Alliance to provide long-term sustainability and funding. The Action Plan recommends alignment of the SAMMI with another governmental entity, therefore, the SAMMI Director will be an employee of the SAEDC and serve as a neutral resource to the community at large. The SAMMI Director is responsible for developing a network within the community’s life science ecosystem to accelerate the identification of potential military medical commercialization opportunities, assess these opportunities and determine a pathway for potential commercialization.
This is where you can find information on any upcoming and past events by Military and Industry leaders.
October 15, 2019 - Register for Military Medical Industry Days II.
ISR Military Medical Industry Days - March 28, 2019