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.

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
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
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
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Engineering, Finance,
Business portrait

SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group, guided by a strong belief that entrepreneurial minds and innovative companies are key in creating a better world. We are here to help them achieve their aspirations and succeed through good times and bad.

In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany the bank's operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-serv

Key project responsibilities
  • To provide a financial infrastructure for building business models into the supply chain, using distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
  • Ericsson AB
  • BnearIT AB
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
  • Combitech AB
  • Midroc Automation AB
Contact
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Kungsträdgårdsgatan 8
Sweden
Persons in charge
Johan Hörmark
Large Corporates & Financial Institutions CIO Function
+46 70 739 23 32
Christian Lagerkvist
IT Strategy Office
+46 70 739 34 56
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
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
Gdansk University of Technology
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (ETI) is the largest faculty at the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT). It comprises 16 Departments with 3500 students enrolled in first, second and third-cycle (doctorate) studies. The ETI Faculty has had the highest category in scientific research since 1992 according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education classification system. The proposed project will be hosted by the Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide know-how and technology on wireless communication systems
  • Development of innovative methods for improved IoT connectivity
  • Adaptive IoT nodes localization
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Contact
Gdansk University of Technology
Narutowicza 11/12
Polska
Persons in charge
Lukasz Kulas
Dr.
+48583471659
Mateusz Groth
M.Sc., Eng.
+48583472064
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
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Sector: Research, OEM
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Ad de Beer (M) studied mechanical engineering in the field of precision engineering at the Amsterdam High school and is currently working at Philips EuroPartners. He is a business consultant and is focussed on priority areas such as new business models for our HealthTech applications, new partnerships and new technologies with a connecting function to investigate, bring and launch initiatives, innovations and enthusiastic people or businesses getting in touch with each other. He has a 17 years’

Key project responsibilities
  • R&D co-operative programs.
  • Search for strategic partnership to get eligible projects and writing new proposals
  • Project Management and overseas relationships
  • All project management activities in the projects
Key Collaborations
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Contact
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Boschdijk 52
Netherlands
+31 6 13722049
ad.de.beer@philips.com
Persons in charge
Ad de Beer
Mr.
+31 6 13722049
INTRASOFT International SA
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 2
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INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. With headquarters in Luxembourg, it operates in 17 countries. It possesses a track record of delivering very large & complex IT systems and has proven expertise in several technology segments and project management.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution in the design and development of the multi-sided, cloud based PRODUCTIVE 4.0 Platform
  • Design and Development of a generic Manufacturing Model
  • Contribution in exploitation activities
Key Collaborations
  • Harokopio University
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Contact
INTRASOFT International SA
2B Rue Nicolas Bové
Luxembourg
+352 4410122000
RIDlux@intrasoft-intl.com
Persons in charge
Konstantinos Thiveos
Manager, Research & Innovation Development Department
+352 44 10122186
Raimund Broechler
Senior Research & Innovation Manager
+352 441012-2061
Lamprini Kolovou
Research & Innovation Manager
+30 210 6876695
STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 1
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ST is a global semiconductor company with net revenues of US$ 6.97 billion in 2016.
Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions for Smart Driving and the Internet of Things. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/about/st_company_information/who-we-are.html

Key project responsibilities
  • Autonomous Robot-based manufacturing of different kind
  • Material decision making methodology for legacy fab
  • Management of heterogeneous robotics systems
  • Global Fleet management optimization
  • Future scenarios combining Robots & Humans operations
  • Development of new policies in complex context with scheduling, transporting and storing of lots
  • Anticipate required flexibility combining robots health index and fleet management
  • Tool-to-tool transport (SMIF, lot, …), tool to storage (Shelves or Stockers)….
Key Collaborations
  • Aix-Marseille Université
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Contact
STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
Avenue coq zi Peynier Rousset
France
+33442688800
Persons in charge
Alain PLANCHAIS
Senior Program & Projects Manager
+33442688613
Pascal FERRANDEZ
Projects Manager
+33442685075
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
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
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

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