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.

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
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
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
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
SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Tier 2
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SYSTEMA is a software specialist for digital manufacturing in high-tech and discrete manufacturing industries.
SYSTEMA integrates, automates and optimizes production processes and provides solutions across the layers Equipment Integration, MES, ERP integration and more.
Clients around the globe value solutions that improve productivity and advance clients’ competitive advantage.
SYSTEMA is privately owned with more than 160 employees, headquartered in Dresden with offices in the US and Malaysia.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution to WP8 Automation and Digitization Pilot Lines and Test Beds: Design, Build and Test of Demonstrators for the four Use Cases:
  • - High Automation Solution in SC Wafer production line
  • - MES solution for the future
  • - Data Analytics, Semiconductor Data Lake
  • - Real-time based, Global and Local production optimizations “RIGLOS”
  • Expert and specialist in Manufacturing IT and software technologies, MES applications, Automation and BI solutions.
  • Research and development of MES and BI based Real-Time Information and Control solutions, methods and tools.
Key Collaborations
  • Siltronic AG
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 6
Germany
+49 351 8824 772
systema@systemagmbh.de
Persons in charge
+49 351 8824 630
+49 351 8824 626
Mike Gißrau
Dr.
+49 351 8824 854
Gerhard Luhn
Dr.
+49 351 8824 682
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Sector: Automation, Engineering, Machinery, Tier 2
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For more than 20 years, XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing machines and plants for the automation of production processes in the automotive, electronic, photovoltaic and medical technology sector.

Key project responsibilities
  • Concept development for automation of non standard production processes
  • Process development with integration of smart components
  • Smart and intelligent automation solutions for touch free wafer handling
  • Proof of functionality of selected key processes with hardware demonstrator
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
  • Hochschule Stralsund
Contact
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Heidelberger Straße 1
Germany
+49 351 40109 100
mail@xenon-automation.com
Persons in charge
+49 351 40209-100
Hartmut Freitag
Dr.Ing.
+49 351 40209-100
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
Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2, Academia
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Philips Consumer Lifestyle plays a central role to fulfill the needs of consumers worldwide. Philips delivers intense experiences matching social and emotional needs of our clients in their home situation. We deliver custom solutions aiming at global differences, from the start of the day with a cup of coffee to a healthy evening meal. Our key strategic advantage is a combination of our global strong brand, our insights in peoples whichs and our extraordinary expertise on technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Creating a link between consumer product and factory infrastructure
  • Introduce traceability in the factory
  • Collaborate with partners within Productive4.0
  • Work package owner of WP2 and WP9
  • Task owner of T2.1, T2.3, T2.4, T3.2 & T9.1
  • Use case owner (T9.1)
  • Contributing to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP6 & WP9
Key Collaborations
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • New Nexus Mobile B.V.
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Contact
Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Oliemolenstraat 5
Nederland
+31 512 599 111
Persons in charge
Stephanie Stevens
MSc
+31 6 21174827
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
TNO
Sector: Research, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2, Academia
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TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day. TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value.

Key project responsibilities
  • Demonstrate significant steps to a practical solution for Zero Defect, n=1 manufacturing challenge
  • Feedforward and feedback in the production line through connected sensors
  • Identify the next generation information architecture for (big) data management in production environments
Key Collaborations
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Contact
TNO
Anna van Buerenplein 1
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Peter Laloli
project manager
+31 6 53725202
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Sector: Research, Engineering, Academia
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The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) was founded in 1782. It now has 110 departments and institutes. With over 1700 researchers and lecturers, BME issues over 70% of engineering degrees in Hungary annually. Within the university, the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (TMIT) as part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics is involved in Internet-based telecommuincations and mobile telecommunication systems primarily.

Key project responsibilities
  • Key contributor to the Arrowhead platform design and implementation
  • Developer of various software and hardware components for the Tier 2 use cases
  • We provide our expertise in our research fields, related to big data analytics, various communication protocols and network management
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Műegyetem rkp. 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
Pál Varga
Associate Professor
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
Ideko S. Coop. (IK4-Ideko)
Sector: Research, Manufacturing, Machinery,
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We are a research centre that specialises in industrial production and manufacturing technologies.
Our activity covers the identification and analysis of opportunities, the design and development of products, business lines and production processes and the resolution of problems through the provision of technological services such as technical consultancy and equipment based services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration of ARROWHEAD core services in an industrial IoT system.
  • Definition and Development of the machine tool digitization Use case.
Key Collaborations
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
Contact
Ideko S. Coop. (IK4-Ideko)
Arriaga Industrialdea 2
Spain
Persons in charge
Gorka Unamuno
Researcher/Project Manager (ICTs & automation)
658712456
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Sector: Semi Conductor, Engineering, Tier 2
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The semiconductor products manufactured at the Hungarian Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd play an important role in the field of electric cars, autonomous vehicles, photovoltaic and wind turbines, but also in the field of data security therefore, our products must be highly reliable.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Ipartelepi út 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
Jozsef Garaguly
IE Team Leader
Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
Sector: Research, Engineering, Academia
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The Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) is a public non-university research institution which administratively falls under the Czech Academy of Sciences. UTIA conducts fundamental and applied research in computer science, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, system science, and control theory. In addition to its research activities, UTIA is engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education.

Key project responsibilities
  • UTIA is involved mainly in WP3 and supports industrial modules enabling HW acceleration, HW interfacing in programmable logic
  • UTIA supports and demonstrates board packages, HW accelerators and I/O HW IP cores for Xilinx Zynq devices and Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ devices on industrial modules designed and manufactured mainly by the German company Trenz Electronics.
  • UTIA provides the needed support for these industrial modules to become compatible with the Arrow Head framework.
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Contact
Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
Pod Vodarenskou vezi 4
Czech Republik
Persons in charge
Jiri Kadlec
Ing., CSc., head of the Department of signal processing
+420 2 6605 2216

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