Martie-Louise Verreynne is a former Professor of Innovation at the University of Queensland Business School. She holds a PhD in Management from Massey University in New Zealand and has worked at universities in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, where she has taught entrepreneurship and innovation to diverse audiences ranging from science PhDs to MBAs and undergraduate students. 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. Martie-Louise researches in the areas of small firm innovation and resilience, with a focus on how these firms leverage capabilities and networks to gain a competitive edge. A current ARC Discovery grant looks at the technologies of open innovation. She has published widely in leading journals, including Nature Reviews Drug Discovery; Journal of Cleaner Production, several Entrepreneurship and Strategy journals as well as the three main small business journals. She currently serves as Assistant Editor to the Journal of Small Business Management, and is on the editorial board of Small Enterprise Research. Martie-Louise has worked for the past 10 years with UniQuest on their research commercialization, CSIRO’s AcceleratiON project, and has also worked with Queensland and Federal government, Brisbane City Council, Horticulture Innovation Australia and a range of other industry bodies. In 2020 she was appointed Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation and Professor of Innovation at RMIT University, Melbourne.