AO Innovation Translation Center funding opportunities: Strategy Fund resources

Created in 2013 to invest in strategically important new initiatives, the AO's Strategy Fund resources have supported 24 projects.

The AO funds innovation in a number of ways. Strategy Fund resources focus on:

  • Clinical tools and technologies for any element of the entire patient journey in musculoskeletal disorders, from diagnosis to post-operative care; or
  • Educational tools, platforms or channels for lifelong training of surgeons

Applications received during calls for proposals are evaluated for their impact on the mission of the AO and against the following criteria:

  • Strategic impact and need
  • Degree of innovation
  • High potential growth area
  • Feasibility
  • Sustainability
  • Quality of team

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Key achievements

24 projects supported

5 new knowledge sharing channels launched

6 publications produced

5 new clinical/educational tools developed

32 partnerships created/strengthened

> 50,000 people reached

Key partnerships

Patient care

Knowledge sharing


Outreach and the AO Brand 


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