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 109 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.

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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.

Applied Materials Belgium
Sector: Automation, Semi Conductor, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Key project responsibilities
  • Enable collaboration between industrial companies and R&D organisations
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Applied Materials Belgium
Kapeldreef 75/Bat C1
Belgium
Persons in charge
Victor Acinas
EU Funded Programmes Manager
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
STMicroelectronics Crolles2 SAS
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Built near Grenoble and operational since the beginning of the 90’s, the plant has well adapted itself to the continuous challenges of technology development and silicon platforms. Thanks to its “lab-fab” concept mixing manufacturing efficiency and research, the unit of Crolles which benefits from the very encouraging environment of the Grenoble cluster of micro-nanoelectronics, has been able to stay at the world’s highest level and overcome in 20 years all the CMOS and derivatives technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Within WP5, ST CROLLES will co-lead T5.2.4 “Scheduling and Control” together with EMSE. A capacity computation engine will be developped to better anticipate and manage capacity adjustments depending on the production planning.
  • Within WP8, ST CROLLES will lead the task 8.3.5 - Factory Supervision for variability reduction and will work with CEA and Bag-era, to develop a proof-of-concept for a smart diagnostic system, starting from the monitoring of KPIs (such as OEE) and allowing the identification and allocation of root causes of the various alarms and system malfunctions to the operators.
Key Collaborations
  • BAG-ERA
  • CEA Logo du CEA
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Contact
STMicroelectronics Crolles2 SAS
850 Rue Jean Monnet
France
Persons in charge
Jean-Luc Bataillon
Dr
+33 645 872 660
Philippe Vialletelle
Dr
Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
Sector: Manufacturing, Tier 1
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Engine Power Components (EPC) is one of biggest manufacturer of engine camshafts in the world markets and is perceived in the markets it serves as the leader in quality and services. Apart of providing camshafts for the transport sector, EPC Group Europe is specialized in the market niche of big camshafts, addressed to specific motor applications such as naval industry, agricultural, military, generators, etc., developed for the main motor manufacturers.

Key project responsibilities
  • Defining the workflow for the implementation of the pilot "Camshaft Proactive Manufacturing", based on its product lifecycle.
  • Provisioning the factory data and the functional verification of the simulation model template of digital mamufacturing functions.
  • Defining the optimization objectives and requirements.
Key Collaborations
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Trimek S.A.
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
Poligono Industrial Azitain 5
Spain
+34 943 820 010
Persons in charge
+34 943 820 010
Combitech AB
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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Combitech is a Nordic technical consultancy company combining technology, environment and security. The company has around 1900 employees in more than 20 locations across Sweden, as well as offices in Norway and Finland. Combitech is an independent company within the defence and security group Saab AB. Our consultants have expertise in information security, systems safety, logistics, systems integration, systems development, robust communications, mechanical engineering and technical products.

Key project responsibilities
  • Improve the overall security of the Arrowhead platform, so that IoT devices can communicate securely and fulfil the purpose of this platform.
  • Contribute to a security solution that is adapted to the requirements and limitations of IoT devices used in the manufacturing industry.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of authentication and authorization mechanisms of local clouds.
  • Evaluate possible security weaknesses in the local cloud gateway and propose solutions to these.
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • BnearIT AB
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Ericsson AB
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Midroc Automation AB
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
Combitech AB
Linholmspiren 3A
Sweden
+46 31 337 58 00
info@combitech.se
Persons in charge
Pierre Kleberger
Ph.D.
+46 73 4181111
Adi Karahasanovic
M.Sc.
+46 734 18 19 39
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
Sector: Automation,
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Mondragon Assembly is a global company in the automated assembly & equipment sector, offering top quality solutions adapted to their needs.Main sectors of activity for MASS are the following ones: Automotive, Photovoltaic, Electrical, Medical and Cosmetic.
Specific activity in Automated turnkey solutions for the production of solar panels.

Key project responsibilities
  • *Mondragon Assembly will integrate monitoring elements in a BIPV manufacturing line, permit real time data collection of critical processes, and together with data analytic technologies, this will serve as building block for the optimization of customized BIPV productive processes.
  • *Mondragon Assembly will identify hardware up-grades required on the production line (sensors, sniffers, detectors…) in order to capture these parameters with the required frequency.
  • *Mondragon Assembly will finally integrate develop a software tool able to keep track of the whole production process (complete traceability of the customized production) and also provide a link for the whole value chain (design, manufacturing and installation)
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
Polígono Industrial Bainetxe 5A
Spain
Persons in charge
Jean-Philippe Aguerre
R&D Innovation Manager
+34 605 775 166
Jon Altube
R&D Project Engineer
+34 07274962
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
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Institute of Material Handling and Logistics (IFL) is focused on stochastic analyses of material handling systems. Simulation models and analytical approaches have been developed and validated based on transfer projects in practice. A core competence lies in the development, application and analysis of discrete-time queueing models. Methods for batch size optimization and the determination of the waiting time distribution of customer orders of a multilevel supply chain have been developed.

Key project responsibilities
  • Workpackage 4 Leader
  • Methods for analysing the structure of the physical system
  • Description and modelling of demand and production processes
  • Stochastic models for manufacturing systems
  • Model evaluation and validation
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Koç Üniversitesi
Contact
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Kaiserstraße 12
Germany
Persons in charge
Kai Furmans
Prof. Dr-Ing.
+49 721 608 48600
Thomas Setzer
Prof. Dr.
+49 721 9654 866
Kinexon Industries GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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KINEXON offers a key technology for the Internet of Things. The real time location system tracks the position, motion, and status of people & objects. The KINEXON solution consists of two core elements, namely a sophisticated sensor network and an analytics platform on which additional features can be setup. The technology is used by renowned customers for various applications in production & logistics, including asset tracking, navigation of driverless transport vehicles and process monitoring.

Key project responsibilities
  • High precision tracking of driverless transport vehicles and production objects
  • Seamless localization in indoor and outdoor environments
  • Optimization of storage structures
  • Process mapping and monitoring
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • IEMTEC GmbH
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Contact
Kinexon Industries GmbH
Schellingstr. 35
Germany
+49 89 2006165-0
info@kinexon-industries.com
Persons in charge
Johannes Feldmeier
Project and Product Manager
+49 151 67643500
Politecnico di Milano
Sector: Research, Academia
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Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a leading Italian technical university. The Manufacturing and Production System Lab is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department. This Lab has expertise in the design, analysis and optimization of production systems and the implementation of these methods in industry. It has extensive experience in the development and coordination of large innovation projects, including EU funded projects, as well as in the transfer of technological innovations to industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP5: Stochastic Model for the system design and planning approaches for the Bosch use-case
  • WP5: Integration of Production Logistics, Quality and Maintenance in the Stochastic Model
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • LFoundry SRL
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
Contact
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
Italy
Persons in charge
Tullio Antonio Maria Tolio
Full Professor, Director of ITIA-CNR
Marcello Colledani
Professor
+39 02 2399 8530
Maria Chiara Magnanini
Engineer
+39 02 2399 8592
BnearIT AB
Sector: Information Technology,
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BnearIT is a local partner in the IT industry in our home town, Luleå. With that as our base we have a deep understanding of the meaning of the words Closeness, Competence and Commitment. It is the foundation on which we base our way of working, wherever our assignments may take us.
BnearIT has a wide network of closely cooperating partners, thereby ready to take on and assist in complex challenges. We are the small agile partner when required and the large long term partner when required.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP leader of WP1 - Architectures & Concepts for Digital Industry
  • Task leader of T1.4 - Productive4.0 platform framework definition and implementation
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
BnearIT AB
Stationsgatan 69
Sweden
+46703008029
erik.karlsson@bnearit.se
Persons in charge
Kent Eneris
CEO
+46733689368
Erik Karlsson
Project Manager
+46703008029
Fredrik Blomstedt
System Architect
+46703299441
Agileo Automation
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Semi Conductor, OEM
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Software and robotics solutions for production equipments.

Agileo' services allow equipment manufacturer automating their production equipments and let them communicate with the factory IT (PLM and MES)

To reduce equipment time to market, Agileo proposes A²ECF a middleware structured as a framework. Based on Agileo’s large experience in equipment automation, A²ECF fulfills major requirements to control an automated and connected equipment.

Key project responsibilities
  • Assess OPC-UA capability against legacy technology (SEMI standard) to enable a production equipment communicate with a virtual MES
  • Virtualize a semi-conductor production equipment
Key Collaborations
  • CEA Logo du CEA
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
Contact
Agileo Automation
11 rue Victor Grignard
France
+33 5 49 49 61 79
contact@agileo-automation.com
Persons in charge
Marc ENGEL
Managing Director
+33 5 49 49 61 79
Siltronic AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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SAG is a global leader in the market for ultra-pure silicon wafers and the partner of numerous leading chip manufacturers. SAG develops and manufactures wafers with diameters of up to 300 mm at production sites in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Virtually all the major chip manufacturers are customers of SAG. Due to our technological competence, quality, a high degree of customer orientation and our international orientation we have achieved a place among the top suppliers.

Key project responsibilities
  • High automated transport systems in semiconductor wafer fabs
  • Fully automatic guided vehicle ready installed and in production mode running in a Si-Wafer Fab.
  • Concept an alpha-tool design and evaluate it in the 300 mm polishing area in the Siltronic fab after DSP
  • Roll out to the full polishing area using more than one AGV and adept all equipments
Key Collaborations
  • SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Contact
Siltronic AG
Hanns-Seidel Platz 4
Germany
+49 89 8564-3000
info@siltronic.com
Persons in charge
Christian Heedt
Dr.
+49 3731 278-7028
Christian Brandt
Dr.
+49 8677 83-7231
pi4_robotics GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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pi4_robotics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of machine vision systems, automatic inspection systems and robots, based in Berlin, Germany. Currently its system solutions are particularly used in such industry sectors as photovoltaics, automotive, glass, medicine and pharmaceuticals, fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the field of ceramics. pi4 provides the pi4_workerbot, a humanoid robot, which is already successfully used in the industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development and implementation of robotic components and control software for a smart logistic robot (SLR).
  • Contribution to design and implementation of the SLR prototype.
  • Test and evaluation in an industrial environment.
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
pi4_robotics GmbH
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
Germany
+49 (30) 700 96 94 0
sales@pi4.de
Persons in charge
Tilo Förster
Dipl.-Ing.
+49(0)30-7009694-307
IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Tier 2
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Institute of Microelectronic Applications s.r.o. (IMA) is a limited private company (SME). Being on the market since 1992, IMA is well established in the smart card business and follow up micro technologies bridging towards nanotechnology. IMA is specializing in the development and supply of systems using electronic identification and biometrical technology, smart cards, RFID/NFC, ZigBee, BLE and LoRa technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Tracking, sensing and actuating services (IDSIMA-IoT) use case.
  • Parallel management of various type of identifiers for different objects like products, components, transportation means.
  • Human identification -> extension towards CPS/IoT.
Key Collaborations
  • Ústav teorie informace a automatizace
Contact
IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Na Valentince 1003/1
Czech Republik
+ 420 251 081 023
tomas.trpisovsky@ima.cz
Persons in charge
Tomas Trpisovsky
Mr.
+420 603207900
Dana Reznakova
Ms.
+420 604846081
Jiri Havlik
Mr.
+420 251081070

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