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.

ZS-Handling GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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ZS-Handling GmbH - founded in 2006 by Dr.-Ing. Michael Schilp and Dr.-Ing. Josef Zimmermann in Regensburg (Germany) - manufactures and sells products and industrial automation solutions for non-contact handling of sensitive parts using ultrasonic suspension.

Key project responsibilities
  • optimization of grippers for multi-substrate handling: improvements at the grippers, new handling concepts, hardware & software interfaces, hardware setup
Key Collaborations
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
ZS-Handling GmbH
Budapester Straße 2
Germany
0049 941 60389 900
info@zs-handling.de
Persons in charge
Michael Schilp
Managing Director
0049 941 60389 900
Stephanie Leschkowitz
Corporate Controlling
0049 941 60389 900
Universität Mannheim
Sector: Research, Academia
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The main field of research of the Chair of Production Management at the University of Mannheim encompasses quantitative decision support in the design and management of production systems. The corresponding application areas are wide and include, among others, assemble to order (ATO) production systems in the semiconductor industry, flow lines in the automotive industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of new analytical queueing models and fast approximation methods for the performance analysis of dynamic processes,
  • Development of new optimization approaches for planning and scheduling under dynamic and stochastic operating environments.
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • Universität zu Köln
Contact
Universität Mannheim
Schloss
Germany
+49 621 181 1578
production@bwl.uni-mannheim.de
Persons in charge
Raik Stolletz
Prof. Dr.
+49 621 181 1578
Justus Arne Schwarz
Dr.
+49 0621 - 181-1371
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
Infineon Technologies Ireland Ltd.
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon Technologies Ireland (IFIE) is one of Infineon Technologies AG’s (IFAG) leading Customer Logistic Management (CLM) Centres worldwide and by far the largest in Europe. The company manages a large part of the orders and deliveries for IFAG to and from customers predominantly but not only located in EMEA, ranging from automotive and industrial through consumer companies to distribution partners and EMS providers.

Key project responsibilities
  • - Provide data, experience and know-how to enable accurate modelling of Supply Chain Network
  • - Support validation of analytical tools
Key Collaborations
  • University of Limerick
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • SimPlan AG
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Universität zu Köln
Contact
Infineon Technologies Ireland Ltd.
Fumbally Square, 2nd Floor, Fumbally Lane, New Street
Ireland
+35317999567
Yilin.Chen@infineon.com
Persons in charge
Yilin Chen
Ms
+35317999567
Randolph Knobloch
Mr
+353 1 7999 530
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
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
Prediktor AS
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Since 1995, Prediktor has delivered advanced industrial IT tools and solutions (ICT) to a wide range of industries (solar, oil & gass, maritime, automotive, food & feed,).
Prediktor’s offerings:
- APIS, a real-time software platform for high performance data collection, storage, processing and visualization.
- Turn-key industrial IT solutions such as MES and APC for production industries
- Spektron, online analytical NIR instruments for real-time measurement of fat, water and protein.

Key project responsibilities
  • Prediktor contributes in following work packages: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9.
  • The overall objective is directly relted to the chemical production use-case, which is about making the future production (of chemical products) more efficient and agile.
  • Our deep knowledge within technical fields such as data acqusition & storage, soft sensoring, data mining & machine learning, digital twin development and optimal process control, will help us achieve the deliverables in this project.
Key Collaborations
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
  • Tellu IoT AS
Contact
Prediktor AS
Habornveien 48 B
Norway
Persons in charge
Thomas Petterson
CEO
+47 90535015
Ústav teorie informace a automatizace
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
Ústav teorie informace a automatizace
Pod Vodárenskou věží 4
Czech Republik
Persons in charge
DANOBAT
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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In DANOBATGROUP we develop and supply machine tools, turnkey lines and solutions for specific applications aimed at high-technology sectors and at customers with high technical requirements. Our offer comprises advanced machines ensuring high accuracy, reliability and productivity, designed to be able to handle the most complex machining processes. Advanced solutions for the manufacture of high value-added components which are developed in close collaboration with leading companies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide a Case Study
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
DANOBAT
Arriaga kalea, 21
Spain
+34 943 74 80 44
danobat@danobat.com
Persons in charge
Jokin Mugarza
Mr.
+34 688686468
Institut Engineering Design of Mechatronik System und MPLM
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Information Technology, Research, OEM, Academia
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Research and Development of Product Lifecycle Management
Research and Development of Digital Engineering
Research and Development of Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering
Research and Development of Robotic Systems
Research and Development of virtual Product Development
Research and Development of Mechatronic Systems
Research and Development of AR and VR Development

Key project responsibilities
  • AR and AR Applicatio
  • Artificial Inteligence
  • Mechatronik Systems Development
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Digital Engineering
  • Robotic
  • Product Lifecycle Management
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • pi4_robotics GmbH
  • Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Contact
Institut Engineering Design of Mechatronik System und MPLM
Albrecht Str. 43
Germany
Persons in charge
Hörand Franziska
Diplom Ing.
089 / 729984-41
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
Koç Üniversitesi
Sector: Research, Academia
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The research areas of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management research group at Koç University are production systems and scheduling, supply chain management, logistics, service operations, data mining as well as service operations, optimization theory and algorithm.

The expertise of Prof. Dr. Barış Tan and his research group are in design, analysis and control of production systems, cooperation in supply chains, analytical modeling techniques and business model innovation.

Key project responsibilities
  • Design, planning, and control of production systems by using analytical methods
  • Developing data-driven methods for modeling and control of production systems
  • Developing planning methods with cooperation among different producers in the supply chain
  • Developing product rollover strategies
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Koç Üniversitesi
Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus
Turkey
+902123381000
info@ku.edu.tr
Persons in charge
Barış Tan
Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs
+902123381459
Fikri Karaesmen
Professor of Industrial Engineering
+902123381718
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
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
Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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The Bavarian based company Serva Transport Systems is well-known for its automated guided vehicles (AGV) for vehicle logistics in the automotive industry as well as car park facilities. Serva started off with the parking robot RAY. RAY automatically performs a 3D scan of the dimensions of each car before lifting it up at the wheels. At Dusseldorf Airport, clients have been parking successfully with RAY since 2014 and since the beginning of 2015 RAY is in use at the Ingolstadt Audi plant.

Key project responsibilities
  • autonomous driving
  • smart planning
  • logistic robotics
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Renkenweg 3
Germany
+49 8031 2728870
info@serva-ts.com
Persons in charge
Rupert Koch
Mr
+49 8031 2728870

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