As the PCI relies on distributed knowledge and expertise, the institute will collaborate with a network of labs that shares the same ambitious goals. We define our collaborative research as a continuous process where both the host lab and the PCI’s researcher benefit from mutual interactions. Therefore, the researchers always work on topics related to the host’s expertise, and the labs have full access to the PCI collaborative community. The authors’ contributions are also recognised in publications and through our dedicated platform. The PCI will secure funding for the researchers and the host labs.