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Bob Quinn

Executive Director
Charleston, SC

As Executive Director of SCRA, Bob leads an organization that fosters South Carolina’s Innovation Economy by supporting entrepreneurs, enabling academic research and commercialization, and connecting industry with innovators.

Prior to joining SCRA in 2016, he worked in various executive roles for 26 years with Battelle Memorial Institute and affiliated companies. Bob most recently was the Managing Director of Battelle’s subsidiary, 360ip Pte. Ltd., an international investment and commercialization company. Previous assignments included Director of Technology Commercialization at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Vice President of Technology Commercialization at Battelle. His technology management experience includes leading a $150 million business unit.

Prior to Battelle, he was a manager with the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Bob holds a Bachelor’s degree (Phi Beta Kappa) from Rutgers University and a Master’s degree (Exxon Graduate Fellow) from George Washington University. He also completed the Executive Management Program at Stanford School of Business/National University of Singapore.