The AO's Technology Transfer
We drive your idea toward success with expertise and funding.
We put our researchers, surgeons, and industry experts to work for your idea and we are not afraid to cross traditional boundaries when it comes to how we think. This is a key component of the translational dimension of our activities—and it lies at the heart of our bench-to-bedside approach. This setup allows us to combine patient-centric research, based on real-life clinical problems and patient data, while connecting the surgeon with the vision and idea to the right people, both within industry and the AO network.
Why you should team up with us
You gain access to a global network of 460,000 health care professionals in the musculoskeletal area.
You benefit from direct access to the very latest, world-renowned clinical expertise.
We support you throughout your project. The AO has strong funding capacity.
You can feel confident that your idea is in good hands.
We offer support for early stage concepts, including regulatory and intellectual property expertise, business know-how, and more.
You'll get in contact with the right people.
By partnering with us, you get independent access to the medical technology industry, with the AO’s 60-plus years of experience backing you up.
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 in the Technology Transfer Board.
Latest innovation success stories
Development IncubatorSeptember 09, 2018
Small bone external fixatorSurgeon’s innovation comes to life, thanks to AO Development Incubator’s expertise
Development IncubatorMarch 09, 2018
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Development IncubatorMarch 20, 2017
Innovation at the AOThe 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