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Searching for world-renowned and valued innovation we’re speaking with the dynamic Austrian orthopedic surgeon, Univ. Prof. Dr. Reinhard Graf.

Through his innovation in the method of ultrasound examination for the diagnosis of the so-called “congenital hip dislocation” for babies, through the now possible early diagnosis has made the lives of many people easier. The world-wide requested invention has also led to a massive relief of the health systems by the reduction of operations and the associated costs.

“For me, my family is adorable! I admit, also because it represents an essential part of the environment in which innovation can happen to me.”

“The decisive factor for innovation in the case of my invention was curiosity,” continued Graf.

“Of course, it took years for our invention to reach the patients in today’s level and thereby becomming an innovation in medicine. The great health benefits of this method have been shown to me from the very beginning. The opportunity to give many people a better life was a great motivation, “says the legendary innovator.

“Thinking about innovation it comes to my mind: You have to have stupid ideas, otherwise it will be without suitable results. But it is also about structure, discipline and curiosity, even a genius gets bogged down, if nobody shows the direction.”

Directors of the Institute: Peter Spiess, CEO ideas business GmbH | Can Mert, Senior Data Scientist , Doctor of Engineering