Quantum connections

Bridging quantum industry to academics and students

Quantum knowledge

Inspiring schools and lectures in quantum science and technology

Quantum community

Conferences, workshops and hackathons

Quantum services

Consulting, recruiting, organizing and editing

About Squids

Promoting access to knowledge in quantum technologies

Squids is a non-profit association serving the scientific community in quantum technology. 

We organise conferences, workshops and summer schools on fields ranging from quantum information theory, quantum thermodynamics, foundations of physics, quantum computation and simulation.

We also offer a range of expert services to support quantum industry and academia, such as consulting to organizing, recruiting, editing and outreach. 

Professional services

We offer a range of services to support the quantum ecosystem.
Contact us to discuss your needs and request a personalised quote.

Academic Events

Profit from our experience with academic events, from designing the programme to handling all logistics and advertising, in your city, according to your needs.

Outreach & community  

We’ll guide you through all the steps of setting up scientific community initiatives like a peer-reviewed journal, an NGO to represent academics, and outreach projects.

Editing, illustration & talks

Make your articles unforgettable with our personalised illustrations and expert scientific review, and bring your oral presentations to the next level with our coaching. 

consulting & recruiting

We offer consulting sessions for industry in all things quantum, recruiting services in the field, with access to top international students, and crash courses in quantum technologies for engineers and entrepreneurs. 


Conferences, workshops and schools recently organised by Squids.

9-13 September 2024 in Okinawa, Japan. OIST and Squids co-organize the 19th edition of the Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography conference series.
24-28 July 2023 in Aveiro, Portugal. The Theory of Quantum Computation, Communication and Cryptography (TQC) is a leading annual international conference for students and researchers working in the theoretical aspects of quantum information science.
Zurich, 20-24 June 2022. Solstice of Foundations 2022 was a summer school on quantum foundations hosted by ETH Zurich and Squid.  It provided a solid introduction to current approaches and problems within foundational research, and is tailored for junior researchers entering the field, like masters and PhD students, as well as postdocs.
23-27 August 2021, Les Diablerets, Switzerland. The Quantum Thermodynamics summer school was hosted by NCCR SwissMap and Squids, with the support of the Quantum Center of ETH Zurich. The school is designed to provide a solid introduction to current approaches and problems within quantum thermodynamics, and is tailored to junior researchers entering the field.
QuID 2019, a second edition of Quantum Information for Developers summer school, took place at ETH Zürich on September 8-12, 2019. QuID brings together key academia and industry players in Zurich, to promote synergies and prepare concerted efforts towards quantum computing research in the region.
The summer school Solstice of Foundations 2019 took place on June 17-21, 2019, in Zürich, Switzerland, and was followed by a workshop on the interface between mathematical physics and quantum information theory, hosted by SwissMap.
Quantum Information for Developers 2018 was a quantum computing summer school and hackathon, which took place at ETH Zurich, 11-14 September 2018, and counted with 130 participants. 
The first edition of Solstice of Foundations took place on June 18-23, 2017, in Zürich, Switzerland. It consisted of two events: the Quantum Foundations Summer School and a Contextuality workshop, dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Kochen-Specker theorem.

Our Team

We founded Squids at ETH Zurich, to share our love of quantum research with students and society. 

Lídia del Rio

Lídia is a senior researcher and lecturer at ETH Zurich, studying foundations of quantum theory, thermodynamics and intelligence. She co-founded and runs Quantum Journal, the open journal for quantum science and technology.

Nuriya Nurgalieva

Nuriya is a researcher and teaching assistant at ETH Zurich, studying quantum foundations and quantum clocks. She is also a prolific science illustrator.

contact information

info [at] squids.ch


Schools for Quantum Information Development is a non-profit association (Verein) based in Zurich, Switzerland. 

Our commercial registry number is 2019-27376.01.