Development Incubator

The Development Incubator partners with inventors to advance clinical innovations in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Development Incubator supports inventors with:

  • Funding range: CHF 100,000 to CHF 3 Million
  • Intellectual property (IP) expertise
  • Regulatory expertise
  • Scientific expertise
  • Unique network of health care personnel (HCP)
  • Medical technology network
  • Market access


Applications are evaluated against the following criteria:

  • Clinical relevance
  • Market size
  • Technical feasibility
  • Patentability
  • Regulatory pathway

Bring your idea to life!

New project proposals will be accepted between May 1 and August 31

To apply refer to the AO's Technology Transfer webpage. 

Thank you

Anyone can apply  

Read the FAQ and if you still have questions, the team is here to help!

Our portfolio

Momentum Health

New digital health app to remotely screen scoliosis in patients 


Bio-ECM offers a safe and effective, treatment option for bone growth and bridging of bone defects.

Biphasic Plate

Improving fracture stabilization by providing a predictable mechanical environment at the fracture

Fracture Monitor

Implantable telemetric sensor system for monitoring of bone healing

Distal Radius Intramedullary Nail

(DRIM-Nail) for the fixation of extraarticular fractures


Sound-Wave Induced Morphogenesis (3D SIM) is poised to revolutionize tissue engineering

Small bone external fixator

Versatile and simple system for external fixation of fractures of fingers