Researcher biography

Martie-Louise Verreynne is a Professor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Deputy Dean of the Business School at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her research in small firm innovation and resilience focuses on how these firms leverage capabilities and networks to gain a competitive edge. She holds an ARC Discovery grant that looks at the processes and technologies of open innovation and ARC ITTC focused on commercialisation in health. Martie-Louise has published in leading entrepreneurship and strategy journals; interdisciplinary journals, as well as the three main small business journals. She currently serves as Associate Editor to the prominent Journal of Small Business Management. She is a recipient of the prestigious Australian Learning and Teaching Council citation for contribution to student learning based on her work in the area of commercialisation of high-tech start-ups and leads the development of the MicroMasters in Corporate Innovation, delivered through EdX. Martie-Louise actively works with industry, focusing on research commercialisation, supporting small firms and providing policy advice.