The AO's Technology Transfer

We drive your idea toward success with expertise and funding.

We put our researchers, surgeons, and independent industry experts to work for your idea, and we think beyond traditional boundaries.

The AO's four-step formula for success

Your idea for improving patient care or surgeon education should:

  • Provide an innovative solution to a real clinical/educational problem
  • Have the potential to be patent protected
  • Be driven by your plan, passion, and determination to make it happen
  • Be suitable to scale

We support you with funding and expertise to navigate the complex landscape of intellectual property protection, development and manufacturing, regulatory approval, building clinical evidence, and an exit strategy.

You gain access to a global network of 520,000 health care professionals in the musculoskeletal field.

Together, we can make an impact by improving patient care and surgeon education.

We share the labor and its yield, to the benefit of all.

Bring your idea to life!

Deadline to apply is August 31, at 12:00 pm (CEST)

Anyone can apply

First read the FAQ and if you still have questions, drop us an e-mail!

You can see the format overview, by downloading the pdf before applying online.

We believe that surrounding yourself with the right people makes all the difference in the world.

Let us introduce you to our multidisciplinary team of innovation mentors.

Technology Transfer Board

Todd Dollinger

Robert Frigg

Jill Helms

Anita Ignatius

Michael Schütz

Lingga Tanamal

Strategy Fund Committee

Florian Gebhard

Jeffrey Wang

Neal Futran

Erik Asimus