AO Innovation Translation Center funding opportunities: Development Incubator resources

The Development Incubator partners with inventors to advance clinical innovations in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Development Incubator supports inventors with:

  • Funding range: CHF 100,000 to CHF 3 Million
  • Intellectual property (IP) expertise
  • Regulatory expertise
  • Scientific expertise
  • Unique network of health care personnel (HCP)
  • Medical technology network
  • Market access


Applications are evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Clinical relevance
  • Market size
  • Technical feasibility
  • Patentability
  • Regulatory pathway

Bring your idea to life!

Anyone can apply  

Deadline: February 28, 2023

Read the FAQ and if you still have questions, the team is here to help!

Our portfolio


Bio-ECM offers a safe and effective, treatment option for bone growth and bridging of bone defects.

Small bone external fixator

Versatile and simple system for external fixation of fractures of fingers

Fracture Monitor

Implantable telemetric sensor system for monitoring of bone healing

Biphasic Plate

Improving fracture stabilization by providing a predictable mechanical environment at the fracture


Sound-Wave Induced Morphogenesis (3D SIM) is poised to revolutionize tissue engineering