ChainForce empowers innovators to seek out disruption and unlock opportunities using blockchain technology.
ChainForce is run by Orange Silicon Valley (OSV), a division of Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, serving 236 million customers across 220 countries.
Based in San Francisco, we thrive on collaboration, working closely with startups and a network of corporate partners to participate in pilot programs, co-development, and an open exchange of ideas which foster innovation.
ChainForce is designed to be a catalyst for collaboration between corporate partners and startups to explore and expand on opportunities brought by the blockchain.
Areas of Interest
We are exploring novel uses of blockchain in:
- Digital Identity
- Internet of Things
- Supply chain
- Utility/Energy Management
If you are interested in collaborating, we want to hear from you. We accept ChainForce participants on an ongoing basis. Tell us about your company and ideas. and we'll be in touch.
How It Works
What We Offer
Some ways to use the blockchain
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the ChainForce Initiative?
- ChainForce is an Orange Silicon Valley Initiative that helps Orange corporate partners and internal stakeholders to have hands-on engagement with blockchain based technology startups. At ChainForce, our partners explore various business cases and build proof of concepts and potentially create business engagement.
- What did Orange Silicon Valley’s create a ChainForce initiative?
- At Orange Silicon Valley we believe in the exploration of the potential long-term value and power of the blockchain. We’re developing the expertise and ecosystem access to be part of this exciting new solution. We want to explore blockchain together.
- We are a startup, do we get paid for co-development with you?
- Our partners can cover some of the costs incurred to build proofs of concepts. Depending on the engagement, Orange Silicon Valley can also help, on a limited basis with additional resources.
- Who owns IP when proof of concepts are built?
- As part of the agreement, each party (Startup, Orange Silicon Valley and our Corporate partner) bring their IP and exchange ideas. If the technology startup creates new IP during the proof of concept, they own it and agree to provide a royalty free license for a period of one year to the other parties.
- What happens after the Proof of Concept?
- At the conclusion of a successful proof of concept, all parties retain access to it for a period of one year. There may be additional opportunities for public and private demonstrations and to generate PR. As a next step,all parties may directly negotiate continued engagements.
- We are interested, How can we participate?
- We accept ChainForce participants on an ongoing basis. Contact us and tell us about your company and ideas. We will be in touch.