Innovation translation

The AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) streamlines and drives innovation projects.

AO ITC activities include the development of clinical solutions with industrial partners, innovation gathering, proof-of-concept studies with innovators, strategic investment in IP, technology, or companies, and evidence creation through clinical research.

Technology Transfer

Helping drive the development and acquisition of innovative approaches to patient care in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

Clinical Science

Clinical evidence generated through AO clinical studies can be accessed in the form of journal articles, presentations at scientific meetings, final study reports, guidelines, classifications, and/or news on the AO website.

Clinical Operations

60 years of providing clinical evidence through the professional management of global clinical studies.

AO Technical Commission

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

Innovation news

  • Innovation
    March 20, 2017

    Innovation at the AO

    The AO Development Incubator is the latest AO innovation initiative to launch

Take our virtual tour

Learn how the AO Innovation Translation Center (AO ITC) develops new tools, techniques, and approaches that improve patient outcomes.

Introduction to AO ITC and AO Technical Commission

Technology Transfer and Clinical Evidence

Take the complete AO center tour and learn how education, innovation translation, and research and development work together to drive progress in our fields.


Revolutionizing medical data collection with AO Global Data

Dedicated to driving research and improving patient outcomes in your field worldwide

AO Global Data

"Innovation at the AO has remained the same, finding solutions to clinical problems—meeting patient treatment needs. What has changed is implementation and the way that innovation is moving forward."

Robert McGuire, AO Past President