Martie-Louise Verreynne is a Professor in Innovation and Leader of the Strategy Department at UQ Business School. Her research in small firm innovation and resilience focuses on how these firms leverage capabilities and networks to gain a competitive edge. A current ARC Discovery grant broadens this to look at the processes and technologies of open innovation. Martie-Louise is a regular contributor to leading entrepreneurship, strategy and interdisciplinary journals. She has published in all three main small business journals, and currently serves as Associate Editor to the Journal of Small Business Management. Martie-Louise 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. She actively works with industry to create research impact and has received the 2015 UQ Partners in Research Excellence Award in recognition of this work.