Associate Director of Innovation and Research Commercialization,
Office of Technology Transfer
Randolph (Randy) Borland Quinn is Associate Director of Innovation and Research Commercialization in West Virginia University’s Office of Technology Transfer. In 2018, Mr. Quinn, working with Cornell University, introduced the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps (NSF I-Corps) program to WVU and West Virginia. So far, 12 West Virginia teams have gone through the I-Corps training at WVU, with one team going on to the national 7-week program. Another two teams are expected to go to the national program in the next 9 months. In addition, Mr. Quinn directs the annual TransTech Energy Business Development Conference for WVU and the tri-state region of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio working with partner institutions Case Western Research University, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Mr. Quinn earned his MBA and Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an Adjunct Professor for WVU’s Statler College of Engineering and the John Chambers College of Business and Economics. Mr. Quinn comes to this role from private industry working in new product development for the healthcare and information technology sectors. Mr. Quinn’s interests throughout his career have been on commercializing innovative solutions to problems and technologies that benefit humanity. Whether it has been telecommunications routers, neonatal pulmonary & cardiac monitors or time saving mobile nursing cabinets for hospitals, Mr. Quinn thinks creatively and innovatively about how to solve problems in the real world.