Opening the gates to the digital future

Productive4.0 is an ambitious holistic innovation project, meant to open the doors to the potentials of Digital Industry and to maintain a leadership position of the industries in Europe. All partners involved will work on creating the capability to efficiently design and integrate hardware and software of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Linking the real with the digital world takes more than just adding software to the hardware.

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ABOUT PRODUCTIVE 4.0

A technology push: hands-on solutions for the European Digital Industry

With 108 partners involved, Productive4.0 is Europe´s biggest research project in the field of Digital Industry. As a brain pool the Framework takes a step further towards hands-on solutions. Means of electronics and  Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) across the entire value chain are the key to enhanced production efficiency and significant gains.

They will make production more predictable and flexible, change business models, and they will be the basis for more qualified employment. Productive4.0 will furnish the companies with fundamental tools necessary to transform the potentials of the upcoming digital revolution, known as Digital Industry, into business success.

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Funders and supporters

The co-funded innovation project Productive 4.0 receives grants from the European Commissions H2020 research and innovation programme, ECSEL Joint Undertaking (project no. 737459), the free state of Saxony, the German Federal Ministry of Education and national funding authorities from involved countries.

Partners

Our project partners

More than 100 partners from 19 European countries will work on preparing the way for the upcoming digital transformation. The Productive4.0 consortium is composed of highly experienced partners along the entire added value chain.

GUEP Software GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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We are your reliable partner covering the whole process of software engineering. By applying agile development methods we provide all aspects of development-lifecycle, project management and –controlling, requirements engineering, software architecture, software design, implementation, integration, automated testing and system tests.
Concerning technology we do not limit ourselves and we face it as a challenge to fulfil the needs of our customers with best possible assortment of technologies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Requirement collection and prototyping of secure and monitored end-to-end service from a service department to a remote device.
  • Modelling and Classification of data, needed in a formal description of the device to support smart serrvice use cases
  • Prototyping of a web service based access and collaboration to device data
  • Semi-automated import of existing legacy data in the created structures
  • Prototypes for generation of code and configuration files for measurement systems and integration environments (e.g. automation systems)
  • Connection and mapping of distributed smart service data and device descriptions
  • Evaluation of smart services with existing measurement devices in different variants and firmware / hardware versions / generations (interoperability by formal device description)
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Contact
GUEP Software GmbH
Reininghausstraße 13
Austria
+43 316 23 23 17
mail@guep.com
Persons in charge
Günther Pregartner
DI (FH)
+43 316 23 23 17
SimPlan AG
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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SimPlan AG (www.simplan.de) is a company focused on process improvement technologies for manufacturing, logistics, and transportation companies. SimPlan offers simulation studies, simulation software, applications for manufacturing systems control as part of MES systems as well as support, maintenance, training, and consultancy services in these fields. Major sectors served are automotive, chemical, intralogistics, transportation and machinery.

Key project responsibilities
  • Industrial lead of Work Package 4
  • Provide simulation Know-How and technology
  • Support in the implementation of simulation models
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
SimPlan AG
Sophie-Scholl-Platz 6
Germany
+496181402960
info@simplan.de
Persons in charge
Sven Spieckermann
Dr.
+496181402960
BetterSolutions SA
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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BetterSolutions is a software and embedded systems provider for logistics, shipping, and manufacturing sector. The company’s mission is to support its customers in attaining Logistics 4.0 standards enabling highly automated, interconnected, digitized, and transparent value chains. BetterSolutions offers fleet and transportation management suite, IoT solutions for cargo monitoring, logistics planning systems as well as process and supply chain optimization tools and services.

Key project responsibilities
  • architecture and tool-chain for integration of transportation, logistics, and manufacturing workflows
  • extension of Digital Product Footprint (product lifecycle management framework) incorporating logistics and transportation processes
  • development and integration of IoT components for cargo and transportation assets monitoring
Key Collaborations
  • Thales Nederland B.V.
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Contact
BetterSolutions SA
Al. Grunwaldzka 472
Poland
0048 58 728 29 47
kontakt@bettersolutions.pl
Persons in charge
Mateusz Bonecki
Dr.
0048 698 645 252
DANOBAT
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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In DANOBATGROUP we develop and supply machine tools, turnkey lines and solutions for specific applications aimed at high-technology sectors and at customers with high technical requirements. Our offer comprises advanced machines ensuring high accuracy, reliability and productivity, designed to be able to handle the most complex machining processes. Advanced solutions for the manufacture of high value-added components which are developed in close collaboration with leading companies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide a Case Study
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
DANOBAT
Arriaga kalea, 21
Spain
+34 943 74 80 44
danobat@danobat.com
Persons in charge
Jokin Mugarza
Mr.
+34 688686468
Statwolf Ltd.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Statwolf is an all-in-one business application platform that delivers tailor-made data intelligence solutions. Statwolf draws on input data from multiple sources, making it easy to monitor and compare. Statwolf helps Companies with custom-built data modelling solution, to manage high complexity problems. To do so, Statwolf platform is customized to individual clients to perfectly fulfill needs related to Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analytics.

Key project responsibilities
  • Identify rights data sources
  • Handle data integration and manipulation with state-of-the-art big data technologies
  • Develop big-data and advanced machine learning software
  • Consult, configure and maintain various databases (both SQL and noSQL)
  • Provide web-based and mobile GUIs, designed for each specific user, in order to maximize user adoption and jointly minimize the training phase
Key Collaborations
  • LFoundry SRL
Contact
Statwolf Ltd.
51/52 Fitzwilliam Square
Ireland
info@statwolf.com
Persons in charge
Simone Pampuri
CEO
+353 86 050 8184
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Sector: Research, Academia
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Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) is one of the 9 autonomous academic units of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). For Productive4.0, the Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) is mobilised. The CTS has well-known skills in systems’ modelling, conception and design of architectures, development of toolkits for standards-based platforms and methodologies for design and implementation of open systems, etc. focusing on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) / Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).

Key project responsibilities
  • Design and development of Innovative IoT-enabling components both working at the hardware/software design, engineering and integration of IoT enabling components for the Digital Industry
  • Definition and development of Semantic Interoperability Support Services for the Arrowhead Framework 4.0
  • Contributing to the scientific communication of project S&T achievements and research / technological results
Key Collaborations
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
Contact
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus da Caparica, Quinta da Torre
Portugal
+351-212948300
Persons in charge
Pedro Maló
Prof.
+351-212947883
Filipe Moutinho
Prof.
+351-212948336
Luis Gomes
Prof.
+351-212948336
Stiftelsen SINTEF
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Semi Conductor, Research, Academia
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SINTEF Foundation is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and social sciences. We carry out research assignments as R & D partner for business and administration and is among the four largest contract research institutes in Europe.

Our goal is to be a world leading research institute. We develop values and solutions to some of today's major societal challenges.

Our vision is: Technology for a better society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration and orchestration of heterogeneous sensor and monitoring nodes
  • Develop features for data monitoring, data handling and dynamic data pipeline management
  • Standardization of languages and architectures (cloud computing)
Key Collaborations
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Prediktor AS
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
Stiftelsen SINTEF
Forskningsveien 1
Norway
Persons in charge
Øystein Haugen
Senior Researcher
+47 91390914
Jakob Høgenes
Master of science
+47 41645532
Tampere University of Technology
Sector: Research, Academia
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Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education. In Productive4.0 the work is carried out by the Information Systems in Automation research group focusing on model-based software development and service-based integration solutions in automation and production environments. Experience particularly in service architectures as well as and information models and semantics in system integrations benefit the project.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration architecture specification and development, automated composition of functionality and data
  • Application of the platform and development for machine and fleet management offered as industrial services
Key Collaborations
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • FORTISS GMBH
Contact
Tampere University of Technology
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Finland
Persons in charge
David Hästbacka
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
+358 40 849 0016
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Sector: Research, Academia
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CISTER (Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems) is a Research Unit based at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal.
CISTER has been contributing with seminal research works in: real-time networks and protocols; wireless sensor networks; cyber-physical systems; real-time programming paradigms and operating systems; distributed embedded systems; cooperative computing and QoS-aware applications and scheduling.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contributor to the Arrowhead Architecture
  • Contributor to the Arrowhead QoS support
Key Collaborations
  • Aalborg Universitet
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • BnearIT AB
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431
Portugal
+351 22 834 0502
LLF@ISEP.IPP.PT
Persons in charge
Luis Lino Ferreira
Prof.
+351 96 6758793
evolaris next level GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, Research, Academia
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EVOLARIS realizes the potential of the digital interconnection and puts people in the centre of attention. The primary focus rests on the conception and development of digital assistance systems which support service staff as well as consumers in consuming context specific information at the right time and the right place. Through accompanying acceptance analyses and a high quality system design EVOLARIS guarantees individual solutions with a unique user experience.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP 8.2. EVOLARIS will develop a security concept to handle data access rights for multi-tenant data access. The data in the Productive 4.0 digital reference platform comes from different data sources, is highly confidential and has to be accordingly secured as it would be fatal if customers got access to data of other customers. Therefore a data access layer shall be introduced which prevents unauthorized data access, being able to deal with the complexity arising from the variety of data sources at the highest possible level.
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
Contact
evolaris next level GmbH
Hugo-Wolf-Gasse 8/8a
Austria
0043 316 351111
office@evolaris.net
Persons in charge
Christian Kittl
Dr. DI
0043 351111 111
Fabmatics GmbH
Sector: Automation, Tier 2
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Fabmatics is an experienced specialist for the automation of material flows and handling processes in semiconductor manufacturing plants, semiconductor process equipments and other high-tech production environments. The portfolio includes a modular product range of hard- and software for the automation of handling, transport and storage processes. The offer is supplemented by consulting and development services from the company's own R & D department.

Key project responsibilities
  • Further Development and Elaboration of Autonomous Mobile Robots for Flexible Automation of Semiconductor Fabs
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
Contact
Fabmatics GmbH
Zur Steinhöhe 1
Germany
+49 351 65 237 0
info@fabmatics.com
Persons in charge
Karli Hantzschmann
Dr.
+49 351 65 237 260
Unger Fabrikker AS
Sector: Chemical, Tier 1
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Unger Fabrikker A.S is one of Europe's leading producers of anionic surfactants, and the only one of it's kind in Scandinavia. Unger manufactures and exports throughout the world, a wide variety of surfactant raw materials applied in household detergents, personal care and institutional products, as well as functional additives for industrial applications.

Key project responsibilities
  • Unger is the task leader for Use case in WP9.4 - Chemical Production
Key Collaborations
  • Prediktor AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
Contact
Unger Fabrikker AS
Narntegata 25
Norway
+4769708200
post@unger.no
Persons in charge
Per-Olav Hansen
Automation Engineer
+4769708258/+4797717834
CrossControl Oy
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Engineering, Tier 1, Tier 2
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CrossControl supports customers in making industrial vehicles and machines smart, safe and productive. Through operational excellence and engineering expertise, we are a trusted partner for OEMs and System Integrators across the world. We provide powerful platforms for machine intelligence, communication and human-machine interaction.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution to use case WP9/T9.6 "Machine and fleet management offered as industrial services".
  • IoT-enabler platform design and architecture considerations in WP1, WP2 and WP3 with the aspect of heavy vehicles domain.
  • Dissemination of proceedings through the CrossControl operational network (WP10).
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Wapice Oy
Contact
CrossControl Oy
Finlaysoninkuja 21
Finland
+358 207 699190
info@CrossControl.com
Persons in charge
Marko Elo
R&D Manager
+358 400 537772
ULMA Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Sector: Automation, Tier 2
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ULMA Embedded Solutions offer specialized in consulting, design, development, test and support services along the whole custom embedded product lifecycle. We also help our customers with tool integration and customization for stringent development processes and standard compliance. We are focused on embedded systems for safety- and mission-critical applications providing complete custom hardware and software solutions or specific parts like FPGAs or device drivers.

Key project responsibilities
  • Supply HW and SW components to be used in the use case 9.3
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
ULMA Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Garagaltza Auzoa 51
Spain
+34943250300
info@ulmaembedded.com
Persons in charge
INAZIO LAZKANOITURBURU
Sensors Business Manager
+34943250300
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Sector: Research, Academia
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The University Klagenfurt is an innovative university in the south of Austria. For the project the Research Group on Intelligent Systems and Business Informatics (ISBI) of the Institute for Applied Informatics will conduct the R&D activities. ISBI deals with the theory and the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in industry. Its core competencies are located in the area of logic and constraint-based programming focusing on large problem instances.

Key project responsibilities
  • design and evaluation of concepts which allow the integration of a heuristic problem solver
  • Support and automate the generation of production schedules based on the models created in WP4
  • validation of the framework developed in WP5
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
Universitätsstraße 65-67
Austria
0463 2700
Persons in charge
Gerhard Friedrich
O.Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.
0463 2700 3752
Erich Teppan
Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr
0463 2700 3756

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