Photonic Integrated Compound Quantum Encoding-PICQUE is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network involving 10 full partners and 8 associated partners from 7 different European countries, and aims at forming the new generation of quantum information scientists. PICQUE is at the core of European technological innovation.

All the basic components of a photonic quantum processor will be addressed: generation, manipulation and detection of photon states. Particular attention will be devoted to potential applications and on how to interface all the different components PICQUE will establish a world-class training platform spreading around the highly interdisciplinary/inter-sectorial European-led area of quantum integrated photonics. By pushing the development of quantum optical technologies we foresee results of interest also for standard optical technologies.