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.

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Sector: Research, Tier 1, Tier 2
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge. We pave the way for the future by developing new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services.

We create technology for business – for the benefit of society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Test leader: T9.6 - Machine and fleet management offered as industrial services
  • Specify, develop and integrate required concepts and analysis tools for industrial product lifecycle services
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Vuorimiehentie 3
Finland
+358 20 722 111
info@vtt.fi
Persons in charge
Jari Halme
Senior Scientist
+358 50 547 6542
Olli Ventä
Senior Principal Scientist
+358 40 061 8978
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
Aix-Marseille Université
Sector: Research, Academia
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AMU_LSIS, created in 2002, is a research unit. Nearly 130 researchers and professors and more than 140 PhD students work in the lab. The research activities are structured into three poles: Computer science, Systems and Image. The objective is to have projects with scientific leading tools, to create dynamics in our activities, to ensure excellence at national or international level. Our vocation is to develop fundamental and applied research associated to social and economic world demand.

Key project responsibilities
  • Robotics
  • Reconfiguration of control law
  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Human/robots interaction
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
Contact
Aix-Marseille Université
Bd Charles Livon Jardin du Pharo 58
France
Persons in charge
Guillaume GRATON
Associate professor
+33 4 91 05 60 59
Mustapha OULADSINE
Professor
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
AITIA INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 2
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AITIA International, Inc. was established in 2005 by university researchers with the aim to develop and sell products based on their own innovative research results. Our main business fields are related to telecommunication systems, speech recognition and intelligent applications with Web Services. The scale of our products spread from the monitoring of whole telecom networks, through self-developed hardware to the development of complex business services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Leader in the architecture design of the Arrowhead Framework
  • Developer of Arrowhead-compliant hardware and software modules for various use cases
  • Contributor to Work Packages 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
Key Collaborations
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
AITIA INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Czetz János utca 48-50
Hungary
info@aitia.ai
Persons in charge
Csaba Hegedűs
Research engineer
+ 36 30 6199299
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
IEMTEC GmbH
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
IEMTEC GmbH
Markomannenstraße 1
Germany
Persons in charge
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
OFFIS e.V.
Sector: Information Technology, Research, Academia
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The OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit organization by the
State of Lower Saxony, the University of Oldenburg, as well as professors of the departments of computer
science and related faculties. OFFIS is dedicated to technology transfer, and is organized in three R&D
Division, focusing on IT in Transportation, Health and Energy, and has total turnover of more than 13
Million €.

Key project responsibilities
  • Task 3.4. Leader: Integration and modelling of IIoT enabling components
  • Virtual integration testing for IIOT components and systems
  • Modelling and simulation mechanisms for extrafunctional properties
  • Safe and efficient re-use of IIOT components
  • Contract-based specifications formalisms and languages for extrafunctional proterties tailored towards IIoT components
Key Collaborations
  • FORTISS GMBH
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Thales Austria GmbH
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Contact
OFFIS e.V.
Escherweg 2
Germany
+49 441 9722 0
institut@offis.de
Persons in charge
Frank Oppenheimer
Dr.
+49 9722 285
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
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Academia
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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, nuclear and renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.
Since it was first set up, the CEA has been involved in transferring scientific knowledge and innovation “from research to industry”.

Key project responsibilities
  • technical contribution (WP1, WP5 and WP8) and dissemination activities (WP10)
  • WP8: CEA will bring its expertise in coordination middleware (LINC). It will be used to allow hot smart reconfiguration (both negotiated and transactional) of the whole system, combining information coming from raw information/alerts or combined alerts/conditions, taking into account context and dynamic aspects of the fab and ensuring functional consistency at global system level. In collaboration with ST CROLLES and BAG-ERA, CEA will demonstrate the supervision/coordination of a global system by providing a functional prototype and its GUI
  • WP1: safety and security properties within the Arrowhead Framework: from design architecture to rapid prototyping of CPS; ensuring coherence between WP1 and WP8 CEA contributions on the ST use case
  • WP5: CEA will bring its expertise on dataflow / workflow model of computation combining scheduling approaches and real time constraints to model workflows in the factory and supply chain model, focusing on the semi-conductor industry and equipment providers.
Key Collaborations
  • Agileo Automation
  • BAG-ERA
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
Contact
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Bâtiment Le ponant D 25 rue Leblanc
France
Persons in charge
Daniela Cancila
PhD, expert on safety for CPS on behalf of CEA
+33(0)169080107
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
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
Pfeiffer Vacuum SAS
Sector: Semi Conductor, OEM
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Being a member of European Pfeiffer Technology AG group (2247 employees), Pfeiffer Vacuum SAS (Previously adixen Vacuum Products SAS) is a major provider of vacuum technology solutions, instrumentation and contamination solutions to the semiconductor, photo-voltaic and flat panel display industry, as well as to public research and development, large instruments community and to other large industries. Pfeiffer has more than 600 employees in Annecy, France (R&D center, production and service)

Key project responsibilities
  • Online analytics of wafer containers for improving their conditions and process stability
  • AMC measurement and identification, solution for specific contaminant measurement
  • Develop a mobile solution for non standard operations
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Contact
Pfeiffer Vacuum SAS
98 Avenue de Brogny
France
+33450654893
catherine.leguet@pfeiffer-vacuum.fr
Persons in charge
Julien Bounouar
Process Manager
+33450657045
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

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