The AO's Technology Transfer
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.
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
Strategy Fund Committee
Latest innovation success stories
Development IncubatorMay 05, 2021
Introducing the newly-CE marked Biphasic PlateSuperior fixation for optimized fracture healing.
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Strategy FundJanuary 27, 2021
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