Robert Quinn, managing director of technology commercialization and advisory services at Battelle subsidiary 360ip, will join South Carolina-based applied research company SCRA on Aug. 1 as executive director.
He will bring his knowledge of the technology development, commercialization and transfer processes to his new position, SCRA said Friday.
Quinn said he aims to help the state-chartered company drive innovation partnerships between universities and private companies through the SC Launch initiative.
“He is uniquely qualified for the executive director role given his background in strategic alignment with universities, governments and other collaborative relationships, investments and due diligence and technology commercialization,” noted Bill Blume, SCRA Board of Trustees chairman.
Quinn has worked at Battelle and the nonprofit’s affiliated companies over the past 26 years.
Quinn also currently serves on the board of directors at Techbridge Ventures and previously held various positions at the Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Department, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory before he joined Battelle in 2008.