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Strategy Fund seed funding aimed at early-stage ideas for innovative products, services, and technologies improving surgeon education or any element of the entire patient journey in musculoskeletal disorders.


Development Incubator support for inventors to develop solutions toward clinical implementation, from proof of concept to to mentoring by an independent board with expertise in R&D, financing, clinical validation, manufacturing, and industrialization.


Latest innovation success stories

  • Development Incubator
    September 09, 2018

    Small bone external fixator

    Surgeon’s innovation comes to life, thanks to AO Development Incubator’s expertise
  • Development Incubator
    March 09, 2018

    Latest News

    The AO Development Incubator supports the ORS Business Plan Competition
  • Development Incubator
    March 20, 2017

    Innovation at the AO

    The AO Development Incubator is the latest AO innovation initiative to launch

"As part of the AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC), the Technology Transfer office offers an opportunity for inventors to take vital steps toward applying their ideas to advance patient care."

Michael Schütz, Chairperson, Technology Transfer Board, AO ITC