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.

Luleå tekniska universitet
Sector: Research, Academia
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Technical University

Key project responsibilities
  • WP leader of WP1 - Architectures & Concepts for Digital Industry
Key Collaborations
  • BnearIT AB
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
Luleå tekniska universitet
Lulea University of Technology
Sweden
+46 (0)920 491000
Persons in charge
Jerker Delsing
Professor
+46 (0)920 491898
Kompetenzzentrum - Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Sector: Automotive, Academia
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VIRTUAL VEHICLE is an international research and development center which deals with application-oriented vehicle development and future vehicle concepts for road and rail. Currently, around 200 people are employed at the location in Graz, and their expertise enables the efficient development of affordable, safe and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Key project responsibilities
  • ViF researches and develops methods, technologies, concepts, demonstrators and prototypes to be verified in industry-oriented use cases.
  • The unique selling proposition (USP) of VIF is the capability of linking expertise in information management and information systems to virtual product and production engineering knowledge.
  • VIF will capture vehicle and test bed lifecycle data for big data analysis. This will result in an IoT solutions to enable predictive maintenance.
  • VIF will support the AVL use case: Developing and applying predictive maintenance approach for test equipment and large engines.
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
Kompetenzzentrum - Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Inffeldgasse 21A
Austria
+43 316 873 9001
office@v2c2.at
Persons in charge
Michael Schmeja
DI Dr.
+43 316 873 9084
Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Sector: Research, Academia
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The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland “Fachhochschule Burgenland” (FHB) is a well-established Institution in the area of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria, operating in Eisenstadt and Pinkafeld. FHB offers a set of Bachelor and Master Programs with a strong link between research and teaching in the Departments for Information Technology and Information Management, Economics with Focus on Central and East Europe, Energy and Environmental Management, Health, Social Sciences.

Key project responsibilities
  • Analysis of CPPS standards and best practice guidelines to derive security and cost metrics [WP1]
  • Design of a platform to enable self-adaptive CPPS considering security and the cost of security [WP1]
  • Development of a prototype for enabling self-adaptation in IoT and cloud based CPPS systems [WP1]
  • Validation of the approach proposed in WP1 [WP8]
  • Scientific Publications [WP10]
  • Organising Lectures and dissemination of research outputs to students [WP10]
  • Contribution of outputs to the open source domain [WP10]
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • GUEP Software GmbH
Contact
Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Campus 1
Austria
+43 5 7705
office@fh-burgenland.at
Persons in charge
Markus Tauber
Prof (FH) Dr
004366488134515
Silia Maksuti
DI
0043 5 7705-5450
AITIA INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 2
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AITIA International, Inc. was established in 2005 by university researchers with the aim to develop and sell products based on their own innovative research results. Our main business fields are related to telecommunication systems, speech recognition and intelligent applications with Web Services. The scale of our products spread from the monitoring of whole telecom networks, through self-developed hardware to the development of complex business services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Leader in the architecture design of the Arrowhead Framework
  • Developer of Arrowhead-compliant hardware and software modules for various use cases
  • Contributor to Work Packages 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
Key Collaborations
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
AITIA INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Czetz János utca 48-50
Hungary
info@aitia.ai
Persons in charge
Csaba Hegedűs
Research engineer
+ 36 30 6199299
TTTech Computertechnik AG
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Research, Tier 1, Tier 2
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TTTech is a global leader in the field of robust networking and safety controls. TTTech solutions improve the safety and reliability of electronic systems in the industrial and transportation sectors, with a portfolio of products that are helping to make the Industrial Internet of Things and autonomous driving a reality. These solutions support highly scalable and modular open real-time architectures based on Deterministic Ethernet, including IEEE TSN and SAE Time-Triggered Ethernet standard.

Key project responsibilities
  • Enabling reliable and reconfigurable real-time networking
  • Computation in the network edge based on Deterministic Ethernet
  • Fog computing in industrial automation
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Trimek S.A.
Contact
TTTech Computertechnik AG
Schoenbrunner Strasse 7
Austria
+43 1 585 34 34-0
office@tttech.com
Persons in charge
Anna Ryabokon
Dr.
+43 1 585 34 34-4099
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
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
Hochschule Stralsund
Sector: Research, Tier 2, Academia
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The University of Applied Science Stralsund is a campus college in the north-east of Germany. It was founded in 1991 and consists of the three departments Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies.

Sone of the main research areas of the Mechanical Engineering department are:
energy-efficient technologies, automotive systems and electro mobility, material flow automation in clean rooms, mobile - human/robotic systems, smart grid ...

Key project responsibilities
  • T8.3.6 - Adaptive mobile robotic systems for smart manufacturing
  • T8.3.8 - Smart, adaptive and intelligent substrate handling
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
Contact
Hochschule Stralsund
Zur Schwedenschanze 15
Germany
Persons in charge
Arthur Deutschländer
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 3831 45 6688
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
Technische Universität Dresden
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Technische Universität Dresden has its roots in the Royal Saxon Technical School that was founded in 1828. Today it is a university that unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities and social sciences, as well as medicine. This wide range of disciplines, which is unique in Germany, brings with it the obligation for the university to promote interdisciplinarity and to contribute to the integration of science and society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Advanced scheduling methods for optimization networks
  • Modern outlier detection methods
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
Contact
Technische Universität Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 10
Germany
Persons in charge
Dirk Doleschal
Dipl.-Math.
+49 351 463 31696
Thomas Olschewski
Dipl.-Math.
+49 351 463 33995
Robert Bosch GmbH
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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The Bosch Group's operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of complex simulation models for Digital Production, Supply Chain Network and Product Lifecycle Management
  • Development of powerful supply chain master planning systems for planning, virtualising, operating and controlling
  • Modelling of supply chains as a cyber physical system
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Universität zu Köln
  • SimPlan AG
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Prediktor AS
  • LFoundry SRL
  • Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
  • University of Limerick
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
Robert Bosch GmbH
Robert-Bosch-Platz 1
Germany
Persons in charge
(+49) 7121 35-66933
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
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
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
ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.
Sector: Research, Academia
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IFAK, founded in 1991, is a non-profit research institute with about 50 employees (graduate engineers, PhDs, Professors, guest scientists and students). The legal representative of the institute is a registered non-profit association. The focus of IFAK’s research lies in the field of automation in manifold application areas like process industry, environmental engineering, traffic, industrial communication, sensor and measurement technology and information technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribute to a robust IoT and SoS based system architecture platform supporting automation and digitization for sustainable production
  • Design of editor tools for describing service semantics of production equipment within the Productive 4.0 communication infrastructure
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.
Werner-Heisenberg-Str. 1
Germany
+49 391 990140
finanzen@ifak.eu
Persons in charge
Ulrich Jumar
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901410
Diedrich Christian
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901415
Thomas Bangemann
Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901480

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