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Margarietha de Villiers Scheepers

Associate professor, University of the Sunshine Coast

Margarietha de Villiers Scheepers is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Associate Dean Research, School of Business and Creative Industries at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She leads several research projects on regional innovation and is actively engaged in the startup and innovation ecosystems in Queensland.

Margarietha is a Senior Fellow of the HIgher Education Academy (UK) and a recipient of an Australian citation for her contribution to authentic entrepreneurship education. Her engagement work with communities have been recognised through a USC Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Engagement.

Margarietha's research focuses on innovation in both large companies and small firms, and is published in well-regarded peer-reviewed journals. She has been successful at winning several research grants from industry partners and her projects have produced meaningul and impactful outcomes.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of the Sunshine Coast


  • 2007 
    University of Stellenbosch, PhD (Business: Corporate entrepreneurship and innovation)