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.

Partners

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.

ULMA Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Sector: Automation, Tier 2
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ULMA Embedded Solutions offer specialized in consulting, design, development, test and support services along the whole custom embedded product lifecycle. We also help our customers with tool integration and customization for stringent development processes and standard compliance. We are focused on embedded systems for safety- and mission-critical applications providing complete custom hardware and software solutions or specific parts like FPGAs or device drivers.

Key project responsibilities
  • Supply HW and SW components to be used in the use case 9.3
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
ULMA Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Garagaltza Auzoa 51
Spain
+34943250300
info@ulmaembedded.com
Persons in charge
INAZIO LAZKANOITURBURU
Sensors Business Manager
+34943250300
Tellu IoT AS
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
Tellu IoT AS
Lensmannslia 4
Norway
Persons in charge
Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Sector: Automation, Information Technology,
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MSI is an Automation, Industrial IT and Telecom Engineering company (SME-100 employees) that develops, implements and maintains turn key solutions based on Control and ICT to increase its clients competitiveness by improving the efficiency of production operation. MSI offers solutions to industries as metal transformation, iron and steel industry, water, paper, air, etc. where it identifies the needs and challenges , shares the technological concerns and puts forward competitive solutions.

Key project responsibilities
  • MSI will focus its research on specifying and developing infrastructure and core services of the IoT platform to be developed in the project
  • MSI will work on data analysis techniques, to improve working of critical manufacturing components as pumps, compressed air, etc
  • MSI will contribute and analyze how to integrate IoT solutions in the industrial environment to improve manufacturing operations.
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Calle ama Kandida 21
Spain
+34 639 32 35 81
pcraamer@msigrupo.com
Persons in charge
Peter Craamer
Innovation Manager
+ 34 639 32 35 81
Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 1
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Infineon Technologies Austria AG is a group subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG, a world-leading provider of semiconductor solutions that make life easier, safer and greener. Microelectronics from Infineon reduce the energy consumption of consumer electronics, domestic appliances and industrial facilities. They make a major contribution to the convenience, security and sustainability of vehicles, and enable secure transactions in a connected world.

Key project responsibilities
  • Security of data and communication by means of encryption, authentication, authorization, rights management, storage and analytics.
  • Failure analysis lab will provide a use case to demonstrate how modernization of labs can improve the quality and throughput of analysis performed, by applying up-to-date technology.
  • Support standardization because a strong authentication, based on asymmetric cryptography, still needs further standardization on international level.
  • Design of a scheduler that provides solutions for large scale problems such as scheduling for highly complex wafer Fabs.
Key Collaborations
  • Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
Contact
Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Siemensstraße 2
Austria
Persons in charge
Cristina De Luca
Dr. Dipl. Ing. - Project Manager
+43 5 1777 3295
Herbert Forstner
system expert
+43 5 1777 18574
Michael Inselsbacher
Senior Engineer Failure Analysis
+43 5 1777 3597
Christian Hanser
Funding Manager R&D - DC Graz
+43 5 1777 5674
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
  • WP3: Innovative IoT-enabling Components (HW / SW)
  • WP7: Framework- Exploitation Platform
  • WP8: Automation
  • WP10: Project Management
Key Collaborations
  • INTRASOFT Intl. SA
  • Harokopio University
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG
Am Campeon 1-12
Germany
Persons in charge
Knut Hufeld
Director
+49 89 234 52653
Minira Prosser
Project Manager
+49 89 234 89267
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
Høgskolen i Østfold - Østfold University College
Sector: Research, Academia
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Østfold University College has around 100 studies taught in new and modern premises.
The university college has a total of just under 7,000 students. There are nearly 3,600 ordinary students at campus Halden, nearly 2,400 ordinary students at campus Fredrikstad, and nearly 1,000 students are taking continuing and further education programmes under the auspices of HiØ VIDERE (Centre for Continuing Education) at both campuses.
The school has more than 550 members of staff.

Key project responsibilities
  • HIOF is Work Package co-lead for Standardization
  • HIOF is Task Leader for Requirements on Architectural Frameworks
  • HIOF supports the chemical production use-case at Unger Fabrikker
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • BnearIT AB
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • FORTISS GMBH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Prediktor AS
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
Contact
Høgskolen i Østfold - Østfold University College
Remmen
Norway
+47 69 60 80 00
postmottak@hiof.no
Persons in charge
Øystein Haugen
Professor
+47 913 90 914
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Sector: ,
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Key Collaborations
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Ipartelepi út 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
evolaris next level GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, Research, Academia
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EVOLARIS realizes the potential of the digital interconnection and puts people in the centre of attention. The primary focus rests on the conception and development of digital assistance systems which support service staff as well as consumers in consuming context specific information at the right time and the right place. Through accompanying acceptance analyses and a high quality system design EVOLARIS guarantees individual solutions with a unique user experience.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP 8.2. EVOLARIS will develop a security concept to handle data access rights for multi-tenant data access. The data in the Productive 4.0 digital reference platform comes from different data sources, is highly confidential and has to be accordingly secured as it would be fatal if customers got access to data of other customers. Therefore a data access layer shall be introduced which prevents unauthorized data access, being able to deal with the complexity arising from the variety of data sources at the highest possible level.
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
Contact
evolaris next level GmbH
Hugo-Wolf-Gasse 8/8a
Austria
0043 316 351111
office@evolaris.net
Persons in charge
Christian Kittl
Dr. DI
0043 351111 111
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
Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Production Management Laboratory
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Production Management Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly conducts fundamental and applied research in production and operations planning, scheduling and control, production-inventory system modeling and analysis, supply chain management and logistics, electricity market design, environmental management, et al. with the use of operations research, applied probability and optimal control methods.

Key project responsibilities
  • Develop performance evaluation models and algorithms for the management of digital production and supply chain networks and validate them against simulation
  • Design production planning and control policies for supply chain networks
  • Describe and model the stucture of the supply network of the Bosch at Reutlingen plant
  • Address dynamic lotsizing and multi-stage production inventory control problems under uncertainty in the supply network of the Bosch at Reutlingen plant
Key Collaborations
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
Contact
Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Production Management Laboratory
Argonafton Filellinon
Greece
Persons in charge
George Liberopoulos
Professor of Production Management, Department of Mechanical Engineering
+30 2421021363
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
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
Aalborg Universitet
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Centre of Embedded Software Systems (CISS) is an internationally leading research center on modelling, design, analysis and implementation of distributed, embedded intelligent, real-time systems. Inaugurated in 1974, Aalborg Universityis the youngest Danish University with 20.000 students and a pedagogical structure based on problem-centered, real-life projects of educational and research relevance. The university is a member of The European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU).

Key project responsibilities
  • AAU will contribute in the definition, analysis, implementation and validation of the platform with special emphasis on the quantitative aspects such as time as well as to the platform specific tools and especially on the tools for simulation and validation of quantitative platform properties.
  • AAU will contribute with methods and tools for modelling, testing, and simulation of protocols for IoT communication emphasizing quantitative aspects such as time.
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • OFFIS e.V.
Contact
Aalborg Universitet
Fredrik Bajers Vej 5
Denmark
Persons in charge
Brian Nielsen
Associate Professor
+45 9940 8883
Arne Skou
Associate Professor
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

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