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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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.

University of Limerick
Sector: , Academia
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The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. Within UL the Enterprise Research Centre (ERC) was established in 2005 and has very strong industrial linkages, carrying out applied research with companies such as Dell, Sanmina-SCI, Flextronics, IBM, Lucent, Analog Devices, Intel, Glanbia, Dairygold and many SMEs, for example, Aerogen and Ceramicx.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP4 Simulation of Supply Chains
  • WP5 Validation of Analytical Models
  • WP9 Bosch Pilot Case
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • FORTISS GMBH
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • Applied Materials Belgium
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Statwolf Ltd.
  • Infineon Technologies Ireland Ltd.
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Koç Üniversitesi
Contact
University of Limerick
National Technological Park
Ireland
Persons in charge
Cathal Heavey
Associate Professor
0035361202891
Savvy Data Systems SL
Sector: Information Technology, OEM
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ADVANCED MONITORING AND BIG DATA SERVICES FOR INDUSTRY
SAVVY Data Systems is an industry driven company, specialized in advanced monitoring and Big Data services, with the aim to technologically push the Industry 4.0 strategy and developments of its customers.

Minimises implementation costs thanks to automatic PLUG&WORK deployment.
Analyse, aggregate and compare production information on all your processes.
Predictive Maintenance
Advanced data analytics
Machine learning.
Research and Developm

Key project responsibilities
  • T9.3 – Machinery for railway wheels: The use case will demonstrate Productive4.0 technologies within the machine-tool building sector, so that innovative business models following a product-service scheme will be enabled.
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
Contact
Savvy Data Systems SL
Calle Portuetxe 45A 4 4
Spain
Persons in charge
Jon Salvidea
Mr
+34671552049
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
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
Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon Dresden is a fully-owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG and one of the biggest Infineon production sites with a highly automated high-mix fab for 200 mm wafers for More-than-Moore technologies as well as the first high-volume production of power semiconductors on 300 mm wafers worldwide. About 2000 highly qualified and experienced experts from 20 nations work in the fields of technology development, production and support at Infineon Dresden.

Key project responsibilities
  • Infineon Dresden will mainly work towards the use cases in the field of Internet of Things for automation and digitization.
  • Aspects of the whole value chain will be considered.
  • Scope is the implementation of innovative manufacturing applications to improve the competitiveness of Infineon’s frontend wafer facilities.
Key Collaborations
  • Fabmatics GmbH
  • Hochschule Stralsund
  • SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Contact
Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
Königsbrücker Straße 180
Germany
Persons in charge
Oliver Pyper
Dr.
+49 (351) 886 1904
Germar Schneider
Dr.
+49 (351) 886 1855
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
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Sector: Information Technology,
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New Nexus Mobile Solutions builds both business and consumer apps for all platforms. New Nexus Mobile Solutions guides organizations throughout the process: from consulting to realization and from implementation to maintenance.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Handelsweg 6-8
Netherlands
+31592-266050
bhoekstra@newnexusmobile.nl
Persons in charge
+31 592 266050
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Sector: Research, Academia
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Established in 1816, the School has remained true to its core values: Education, research, and dedication to economic development. As a member of the Institute Mines-Telecom (IMT), attached to the Ministry of Industry, Mines Saint-Etienne is among the most prestigious engineering schools in France. Dedicated to the training of general engineers and high-level specialties, deploying industry-oriented research and plays a leading role in supporting companies in the industrial transition.

Key project responsibilities
  • Through WP4: EMSE mainly works with partners on the development of analytical and simulation models to support the global control of the factory production flows under varying product mix conditions. Models at tool and at workshop levels, including scheduling and transportation, are considered.
  • Through WP5: EMSE mainly works with partners on developing optimized medium-term planning approaches at factory level and supply chain level. The approaches are mainly based on mathematical programming techniques. The goals are to minimize different costs and maximize profit while satisfying constraints such as capacity and lead times.
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
158, cours Fauriel
Persons in charge
+33 (0)4 42 61 66 60
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
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Sector: , Academia
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Eindhoven University of Technology is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility, the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry, and progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.

Key project responsibilities
  • Data analytics
  • Deep learning (research and application)
  • Machine learning (research and application)
Key Collaborations
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
  • Signify GmbH
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Politechnika Gdańska
Contact
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Mike Holenderski
Dr.
+31 40 247 5203
Aalborg Universitet
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Centre of Embedded Software Systems (CISS) is an internationally leading research center on modelling, design, analysis and implementation of distributed, embedded intelligent, real-time systems. Inaugurated in 1974, Aalborg Universityis the youngest Danish University with 20.000 students and a pedagogical structure based on problem-centered, real-life projects of educational and research relevance. The university is a member of The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

Key project responsibilities
  • AAU will contribute in the definition, analysis, implementation and validation of the platform with special emphasis on the quantitative aspects such as time as well as to the platform specific tools and especially on the tools for simulation and validation of quantitative platform properties.
  • AAU will contribute with methods and tools for modelling, testing, and simulation of protocols for IoT communication emphasizing quantitative aspects such as time.
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • OFFIS e.V.
Contact
Aalborg Universitet
Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
Denmark
Persons in charge
Brian Nielsen
Associate Professor
+45 9940 8883
Arne Skou
Associate Professor
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
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
Sector: Automotive, Tier 1
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TWT provides the full range of services in digital product development from one source: from the
conceptual design to geometric and functional optimization and validation through simulation.
Furthermore, our business is strongly influenced by a very close interaction with information and
communication technologies. This fact enables us to provide custom-made and cost-efficient solutions with
one goal: the success of our clients’ products.

Key project responsibilities
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Digital Twin
Key Collaborations
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Contact
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
Ernsthaldenstraße 17
Germany
+497 1121 57 770
info@twt-gmbh.de
Persons in charge
Christian Koenig
Dr.
+49895404558747
Ulrich Odefey
Dr.
+497 1121 57 771684
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
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Sector: Research,
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The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its eight Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: “Energy”, “Health & Bioresources”, “Digital Safety & Security”, “Vision, Automation & Control”, “Mobility Systems”, “Low-Emission Transport”, “Technology Experience” and “Innovation Systems & Policy”.

Key project responsibilities
  • Standardization regarding dependable system of system
  • Safety & security co-design, development of reference safety & security architecture for factory automation and IoT systems.
  • Variability-driven testing, testing of processes, generation of particular test scenarios based on models
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Thales Austria GmbH
  • GUEP Software GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Donau-City-Straße 1
Austria
Persons in charge
Willibald Krenn
DI.Dr. techn.
+43 50550 4109

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