AO Development Incubator

The AO Development Incubator (AODI) partners with inventors to achieve proof of concept (POC) and make it clinically available, whilst promoting excellence in patient care and outcomes in trauma and musculoskeletal disorders.

The AO DI supports inventors:


Through investment of up to US $3 million over five years, granted by an independent board that approves proposals and consults widely with experts in relevant fields.


  • securing intellectual property
  • developing a proof of concept (POC)
  • planning the POC’s valorization



How to apply

Anyone can apply for AO DI support.

Send in your proposal anytime. The AO DI board reviews proposals twice a year, in June and December.

First, please read the our FAQ section, then click on the link to register and complete the form, and we’ll take it from there.

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

AO DI portfolio

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