Technology Transfer

As part of the AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC), the Technology Transfer helps drive the development and acquisition of innovative approaches to patient care in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

The Technology Transfer is your one-stop shop providing significant multiyear investments as well as support to secure intellectual property, develop regulatory strategies, gain access to manufacturers, and connect with the largest network of trauma and orthopedic health care professionals in the world.

The AO funds innovation in a number of ways



Focusing on


Strategy Fund seed funding aimed for innovative products, services, and technologies improving surgeon education or any element of the entire patient journey in musculoskeletal disorders
Development Incubator to support inventors from proof of concept to clinical implementation, mentored by an independent board with expertise in research and development, financing, clinical validation, manufacturing, and industrialization


Early stage idea?
Apply to the Strategy Fund


Developing solutions toward clinical implementation?
Apply to the Development Incubator

News

Read other news in the Innovations magazine

Clinical Evidence

AO ITC clinical research to global standards (ISO 14155 and ICH GCP), drawing on in-house medical and scientific expertise.

AO Technical Commission

Central to the AO ITC's development and valorization of innovations in trauma, spine, craniomaxillofacial, and veterinary surgery.

Innovation translation

Innovation translation at the AO involves developing disruptive technologies to address unmet clinical needs.

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

Michael Schütz, Chair, Technology Transfer Board, AO ITC
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