Cleveland Heights company RoadPrintz lands nearly $1 million in National Science Foundation funding


A Cleveland Heights company that is based on technology developed at Case Western Reserve University and aims to make road-painting safer, cheaper and faster has received a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research award of nearly $1 million from the National Science Foundation.

The $999,900 award to RoadPrintz Inc. will “support ongoing research and development of the company’s operator-driven, truck-mounted, mobile robotic pavement-marking system,” according to a news release from CWRU. RoadPrintz was co-founded by Case Western Reserve electrical engineering professor Wyatt Newman. The university’s Technology Transfer Office in November 2019 licensed to RoadPrintz the robotics-based technology that is the foundation of the company.

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Story excerpt provided by Crain’s Cleveland Business.

Originally published January 5, 2021.

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