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AO Davos Courses 2019 Opening Week 2 Florian Gebhard
Florian Gebhard, AO President Elect, talks about innovation at the AO Davos Courses 2019

The current AO call for proposals targeting early stage innovative ideas offers you the chance to see your new concepts reach real patients.

Innovation is, and always has been, the driving force behind all AO activities. AO innovation runs from bench to bed—including basic research, product development, clinical validation, and valorization. The power of the AO's global network of over 215,000 health care providers combined with the expertise of our volunteer surgeons and our industry insight means that the AO is able to offer comprehensive support in developing ideas for new approaches to surgeon education and patient care.

The AO Strategy Fund has over CHF 5 million available for new projects. The current call for proposals opened on December 1, and focuses on ideas for tools, techniques or platforms that support continuing education for surgeons, or early stage ideas to improve patient outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. AO Strategy Fund invests in enhanced support for surgeons and improved patient outcomes. Find out more and apply, the deadline is January 31, 2020.

The AO Development Incubator specializes in funding selected inventors to build and execute their projects toward proof of concept and valorization, with the AO and the inventor sharing project development and generated value. Find out more and apply here.