The judges panel for the Automechanika Johannesburg trade show awarded VirtualPaint with an Innovation Award for its lifelike simulation technology that will help to quicken the training and evaluation of spray painters, promoting fast learning through its ability to provide instant feedback and by eliminating traditional requirements such as spray booth time.
EQUIP AUTO International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation
Special Jury's Award for Innovation
The jury for the EQUIP AUTO International Grands Prix for Automotive Innovation presented the VirtualPaint with a special award or being an innovative product. Read the press release here.
Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer
Excellence in Technology Transfer
The partnership between The Ames Laboratory and the IWRC to upgrade VirtualPaint software resulted in receiving the Excellence in Technology Transfer award in September 2012. Read the press release here.
VirtualPaint® is a registered trademark of the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, which is a division of the University of Northern Iowa. The VirtualPaint® system and the underlying technology were developed by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center in conjunction with Southwest Research Institute. The VirtualPaint® system is covered by U.S. Patent Nos. 7,839,416, 7,839,417 and 7,817,162, which are owned by the University of Northern Iowa Research Foundation and licensed exclusively to the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. The patents cover innovations in the mathematical paint model and features of the VirtualPaint® system including the "assessment mode". The University of Northern Iowa Research Foundation has not licensed any of the patented features, including the innovative paint model or the assessment mode, to any other entity other than the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. The making, using, selling or offering to sell systems embodying these patented features, unless that system is purchased from the Iowa Waste Reduction Center, constitutes patent infringement.