AO Strategy Fund
Created in 2013 to invest in strategically important new initiatives, the AO Strategy Fund has 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
- Quality of team
Outreach and the AO Brand
Generations Survey at the AO Foundation
A multilingual survey—covering three generations of AO Trauma members in AO Foundation’s five global regions—will examine how attitudes, work habits and behaviors could differ across the generations. The findings of this survey will serve as a cornerstone for shaping the organization’s strategy
Play Safe with Sisimpur
An AO Foundation employee had an idea that they brought to the AO Strategy Fund for funding: why not develop educational content to prevent traumatic injuries in children in low- and middle-income countries? This could be achieved using the vehicle of one of the world's foremost leaders in...
AO Archive and History
The AO, founded in 1958, has a long and proud history. Similar to the way French hospitals revolutionized the physical diagnosis of patients in the 19th century, not by inventing something new but by standardizing, making routine and measuring the effects of the principles of...