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.

Applied Materials Belgium
Sector: Automation, Semi Conductor, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Key project responsibilities
  • Enable collaboration between industrial companies and R&D organisations
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Applied Materials Belgium
Kapeldreef 75/Bat C1
Belgium
Persons in charge
Victor Acinas
EU Funded Programmes Manager
BAG-ERA
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 2
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Bag-Era is a young start-up from CEA-Leti. It proposes software solution to coordinate heterogeneous
systems composed of software and hardware components. This software layer provides high level
mechanisms and properties in order to decrease the amount of work required to build application. For
instance, it ensures consistency of the system even in case of failures (network, communication link,
hardware and software components.

Key project responsibilities
  • Task 8.3.5 Factory Supervision for variability reduction (ST Crolles, CEA-Leti, Bag-Era) ST CROLLES, together with CEA and Bag-era will develop a proof-of-concept for a smart diagnostic system, starting from the monitoring of KPIs and allowing the identification / allocation of root causes to operators.
Key Collaborations
  • CEA Logo du CEA
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
Contact
BAG-ERA
51 Avenue Jean Kuntzmann
France
+33 972 583 308
contact@bag-era.fr
Persons in charge
François Pacull
CTO
+33 972 583 308
Maria-Isabel Vergara-Gallego
Project Manager
+33 972 583 308
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
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
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
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
Trimek S.A.
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 2
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TRIMEK is one of the main providers of Metrology systems and solutions. Its technology knowledge allow them to offer advanced solutions the meet the demanding requirements of their worldwide customers. TRIMEK is the leader company in the Basque Country and national market of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) manufacturing. Its wide catalogue among its experience in ambitious R&D projects let have a great capacity to respond to the metrological needs of the clients.

Key project responsibilities
  • Developing cognitive modules to adapt the configuration of the 3D digitalisation system and the measurement plan.
  • Developing of TSN-OPC-UA inline quality control extensions.
  • Integrating the arrowhead cloudified services in M3 product service suite
  • Optimzing the quality control system across the factory through cloudified control protocols.
Key Collaborations
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
Trimek S.A.
Camino de la Yesera 2
Spain
+34 945 430 718
trimek@trimek.com
Persons in charge
Borja de la Maza
Mr
+34 945 430 718
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
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
pi4_robotics GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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pi4_robotics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of machine vision systems, automatic inspection systems and robots, based in Berlin, Germany. Currently its system solutions are particularly used in such industry sectors as photovoltaics, automotive, glass, medicine and pharmaceuticals, fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the field of ceramics. pi4 provides the pi4_workerbot, a humanoid robot, which is already successfully used in the industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development and implementation of robotic components and control software for a smart logistic robot (SLR).
  • Contribution to design and implementation of the SLR prototype.
  • Test and evaluation in an industrial environment.
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
pi4_robotics GmbH
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
Germany
+49 (30) 700 96 94 0
sales@pi4.de
Persons in charge
Tilo Förster
Dipl.-Ing.
+49(0)30-7009694-307
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
Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Information Technology, Research, Academia
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CETMA is a non-profit operating consortium which carries out applied research activities on materials, processes and techniques in order to develop products in industrial and services sectors. Our mission is to increase technologies such as Information Technology, Materials, Industrial Design. The Information Technology Department promotes industrial research activities in the field of ICT: Product Engineering, Industrial Design, Logistics and Transport, KnowledgeManagement, Virtual Reality

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of a VR module, capable of displaying three-dimensional representation for production chain and its equipment, providing information related to virtual production steps by visualization of output coming from simulation models
Key Collaborations
Contact
Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
Via Cittadella della ricerca
Italy
Persons in charge
Marco Chirivì
Engineer
+39 831 449516
Lucio Colizzi
Engineer
+39 831 449500
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Chair of Chip Design for Embedded Systems (C3E) at TUBS, led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mladen Berekovic, has vast experience in embedded multi-core systems design, processor architecture and reconfigurable processors for DSP applications (Video, Wireless, Security), mobile robotics and reliable multi-processor systems design. A special focus is placed on transaction level design and design space explorations for multiprocessor systems.

Key project responsibilities
  • System-Level-Simulation
  • Design-Space-Exploration
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • OFFIS e.V.
Contact
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Mühlenpfordtstr. 23
Germany
+49 531/391-2376
berekovic@c3e.cs.tu-bs.de
Persons in charge
Mladen Berekovic
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mladen Berekovic
+49 531/391-3166
Konecranes Global Oy
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, Tier 1
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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions and services for lifting equipment of all makes. Konecranes is the market leader in global crane service operating in around 600 service locations in nearly 50 countries.

Key project responsibilities
  • In WP 1 and WP2, Konecranes participates in the definition of concepts and requirement specifications.
  • In WP 9, Konecranes participates in the field pilot planning and implementation.
  • In WP 10, Konecranes takes part in dissemination of the results through publications and seminars.
Key Collaborations
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Konecranes Global Oy
Koneenkatu 8
Finland
+358 20 427 11
Persons in charge
Matti Kemppainen
Director, Research& Innovation
Heikki Mesiä
Senior Specialist, Crane Intelligence
+358 50 568 1271
Mikael Björkbom
Senior Chief Engineer, Tech Core Asset Intelligence Development
+358 50 544 1068
Rupesh More
Architect, Information, Tech IT Data to Knowledge
+358 50 486 2798
Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
Sector: Research, Engineering, Academia
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The Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) is a public non-university research institution which administratively falls under the Czech Academy of Sciences. UTIA conducts fundamental and applied research in computer science, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, system science, and control theory. In addition to its research activities, UTIA is engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education.

Key project responsibilities
  • UTIA is involved mainly in WP3 and supports industrial modules enabling HW acceleration, HW interfacing in programmable logic
  • UTIA supports and demonstrates board packages, HW accelerators and I/O HW IP cores for Xilinx Zynq devices and Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ devices on industrial modules designed and manufactured mainly by the German company Trenz Electronics.
  • UTIA provides the needed support for these industrial modules to become compatible with the Arrow Head framework.
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Contact
Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
Pod Vodarenskou vezi 4
Czech Republik
Persons in charge
Jiri Kadlec
Ing., CSc., head of the Department of signal processing
+420 2 6605 2216

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