AO Strategy Fund

Created in 2013 to invest in strategically important new initiatives, the AO Strategy Fund has supported 24 projects.

We are now accepting new proposals.

Eligible projects must focus on either:

  • 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 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
  • Feasibility
  • Sustainability
  • Quality of team

How to apply

First, please read our Terms and Conditions, then click on the link to register and complete the form, and we'll take it from there.

Anyone can apply for AO Strategy Fund support


The deadline is January 31, 2020.

Need some help?

If you have questions, the AO Strategy Fund team is here to help!

Key achievements

24 projects supported

5 new knowledge sharing channels launched

6 publications produced

5 new clinical/educational tools developed

32 partnerships created/strengthened

> 50,000 people reached

Key partnerships

Patient care

Knowledge sharing


Outreach and the AO Brand 


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