DOCSF18 Innovations Award

DOCSF18 Innovations Award

Bridging: Technology + Orthopaedics
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Call for AI/ML, Robotics, Automation, VR/AR/MR and 3D Printing startups looking to showcase their success before decision makers and healthcare leaders looking for new applications to drive into adoption. Apply for the Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award of $5000.00!

The Digital Orthopaedics Conference San Francisco (DOCSF) aims to bridge technology and orthopedics by highlighting the success of innovative technology companies who can document successful applications of technology in the health care space. Specifically, DOCSF18 will focus on AI/ML, Robotics, Automation, VR/AR/MR and 3D printing startups.

Requirements: Startups must be in the spaces of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine learning (ML), Robotics, Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), MR and 3D printing. The startup can be at any stage, but must at least have an MVP with a target customer base identified. To evaluate startup applications, we ask for a 250-word summary case study. The case study summary should include a brief background section, an outline of the problem that was to be solved, how that was done, what the results were, and what was learned in the process. The presentation will be 30 minutes.

Award: One selected company will receive the Zimmer Biomet Innovation Award of $5000.00. In addition to presenting at the conference, all finalists will meet for 20 minutes with a multinational industry sponsor (Stryker, Depuy/J&J, Medtronic and Zimmer/Biomet), receive a certificate, and be featured on the DOCSF website and social media feeds.

The benefits: Complimentary ticket, mix and mingle with investors and potential customers from payers, physician groups, hospital groups and manufacturers.

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Location: The Digital Orthopaedics Conference is in San Francisco, CA on January 7th, 2018, just before the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. DOCSF will be live streamed. 

To apply: Create a Vator profile (if you do not have one already). Once your profile has been created, you are asked to upload a 250-word summary of your case study. You may submit more than one case study (though only one case study will be accepted per company).


DOCSF aims to catalyze the adoption of digital health technologies in the world of musculoskeletal care by convening KOLs, C-Suite health care leaders, innovative thinkers, and industry on focused topics. The 2017 conference was a hot topic on Twitter and the subject of much discussion at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference the following week.