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 108 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.

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
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
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
Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
Sector: Research, Tier 1
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Innovalia Association is an independent private Associated Research Lab, recognized as a R&D technology centre by the National Register of Technology Centre based on their R&D services to companies. Innovalia, with more than 25 years of experience in technology-based product and service innovation with SMEs, assists SMEs in the development of ICT-based solutions in the areas of information security, software quality, M2M and mobile multimedia information services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Coordinating the implementation of the pilot Proactive Quality Service into manufacturing lines
  • Deploying the CPPS architecture and 3D Big Data Analytics service in Proactive Manufacturing pilot.
  • Integrating the arrowhead cloudified services in M3 product service suite
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
Contact
Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
Calle Rodríguez Arias 6 - Departamento 605
Spain
+34 94 480 51 64
info@innovalia.org
Persons in charge
+34 94 651 01 64
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) is addressing research in production technologies. It encompasses the entire process chain for mechatronics products, with focus on the assembly of electronic components, the production process of electrical drives and the assembly and embedding of cable systems.
On the system level, the research focuses automated guided vehicles, human-robot collaboration, medical technology as well as innovative planning and simulation systems.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of autonomous flying robots for use in intralogistics and industrial manufacturing
  • Sensor-based environment perception and three-dimensional collision avoidance
  • Dynamic and three-dimensional path planning algorithms for UAVs in continuously changing surroundings
  • Reliability and safety technologies for autonomous flying robots
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • IEMTEC GmbH
  • Kinexon Industries GmbH
Contact
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Egerlandstr. 7-9
Germany
Persons in charge
Markus Lieret
M. Sc.
+49 9131 85-27177
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
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
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
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
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
Infineon Technologies AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon’s semiconductors make day-to-day life easier, increasing car comfort, smartifying lighting systems and innovating mobile communications. Thanks to our technologies, smartphones and tablets have increasingly compact and lighter chargers, shorter charging cycles and longer life of battery.

We create solutions for the world of today and tomorrow. Our four business segments : Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket and Chip Card & Security.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP1: Architectures and Concepts
  • WP2: Environment for Digital Industry
  • WP3: Innovative IoT-enabling Components (HW / SW)
  • WP5: Management of Digital Production, Supply Chain Networks and Product Lifecycle
  • WP7: Framework- Exploitation Platform
  • WP8: Automation
  • WP10: Project Management
Key Collaborations
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG
Am Campeon 1-15
Germany
Persons in charge
Thomas Gutt
Project Manager
+49 89 234 415 84
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
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
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
LFoundry SRL
Sector: Semi Conductor, OEM
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LFoundry is a large enterprise, located in Italy. It become since August 2016 a SMIC company, is the customer-specific manufacturer of choice for analog, mixed-signal and specialized technologies worldwide. LFoundry S.r.l. is an Italian headquartered leading specialized foundry with advanced 200mm manufacturing providing special capabilities and knowhow for: CMOS Image Sensors by CIS optimized processes down to 90nm and Back Side Illumination technology; Secure Microcontroller; Smart Power; CMO

Key project responsibilities
  • LFoundry is aware of the improvement that digital industry and Industry 4.0 concepts can introduce on the production line management and want to apply some of them to the new Manufacturing Execution System during phases of desgin, installation, testing and continuous improvement
Key Collaborations
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Statwolf Ltd.
Contact
LFoundry SRL
Via Antonio Pacinotti, 7
Italy
+39-0863-4231
lfoundry@pec.it
Persons in charge
Giorgio Melchiorre
Senior Process Quality Engineer
+39-0863-423949

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