The largest part of the funding will be dedicated to establishing a world-class team (mainly developers and admins). With the maximum financing, we'll be able to hire 1520 persons up to four years.
Marketing and communication activities are mainly focused on building a network of application providers, data providers and key computing infrastructure providers (Clouds, Miners). This includes two people that will work dedicated with sales and marketing efforts, one towards the traditional industry and one towards blockchain based companies.
The research programme will be conducted in collaboration with the most recognized research institutes and universities in Europe (Inria, CNRS, ENS-Lyon, UPMC, Univ. Paris XI) and China (Univ. Tsinghua, Chinese Academy of Sciences). Complementary funding will be obtained through national (ANR, NSFC) and European (H2020) research agencies.