The European Research Council (Erc) has awarded the prestigious Erc Advanced Grant to Roberto Osellame, Senior Researcher at the Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies (Ifn-Cnr), for the project 'CAPABLE'. The 2.3 million euros funding will allow the development of a new integrated photonic platform for the manipulation of information according to the laws of quantum mechanics. Integration in a single system of single photon sources, reconfigurable integrated photonic circuits and quantum memories, will enable the implementation of quantum computation, simulation and communication protocols with a complexity higher than what currently possible, thus bringing quantum technologies closer to real-world applications. The research team, coordinated by Roberto Osellame, involves prof. Fabio Sciarrino from the Sapienza University in Rome and prof. Hugues de Riedmatten from the Institute for photonic sciences (Icfo) in Barcelona. The research activity pursued in this project will be synergic with the more general objective of the EU commission to develop new technologies based on quantum physics, as put forward in the recently announced Flagship on Quantum Technologies.