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.

Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Sector: Research, Academia
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The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland “Fachhochschule Burgenland” (FHB) is a well-established Institution in the area of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria, operating in Eisenstadt and Pinkafeld. FHB offers a set of Bachelor and Master Programs with a strong link between research and teaching in the Departments for Information Technology and Information Management, Economics with Focus on Central and East Europe, Energy and Environmental Management, Health, Social Sciences.

Key project responsibilities
  • Analysis of CPPS standards and best practice guidelines to derive security and cost metrics [WP1]
  • Design of a platform to enable self-adaptive CPPS considering security and the cost of security [WP1]
  • Development of a prototype for enabling self-adaptation in IoT and cloud based CPPS systems [WP1]
  • Validation of the approach proposed in WP1 [WP8]
  • Scientific Publications [WP10]
  • Organising Lectures and dissemination of research outputs to students [WP10]
  • Contribution of outputs to the open source domain [WP10]
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • GUEP Software GmbH
Contact
Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Campus 1
Austria
+43 5 7705
office@fh-burgenland.at
Persons in charge
Markus Tauber
Prof (FH) Dr
004366488134515
Silia Maksuti
DI
0043 5 7705-5450
Tellu IoT AS
Sector: Information Technology,
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Tellu IoT's mission is to facilitate the creation and operation of innovative and Trustworthy IOT Services in mission critical solutions and enable innovative efficient real-time operation of our customers’ end-user applications.
Tellu IoT's product offerings: TelluCloud integration platform, TelluCloud IoT Gateway

Key project responsibilities
  • Tellu IoTcontributes in following work packages: 3, 7 and 9. The objective is to increase the product quality in chemical production use-case by effectively using our systems for instrumentation, acqusition of sensor data, data analysis and visualisation.
Key Collaborations
  • Prediktor AS
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
Contact
Tellu IoT AS
Office Lensmannslia 4
Norway
+47 672 112 40
post@tellu.no
Persons in charge
Knut Eilif Husa
CTO
Wapice Oy
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Tier 1
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Wapice Ltd is a leading Technology Partner for industrial businesses. Our focus is on enhancing our industrial clients' performance across all functions, by injecting information technology at its best. With our software and electronics expertise, we boost industrial innovation and create solutions used by domain leading companies globally. We are also continuously developing our own three SaaS and PaaS type products: IoT-Ticket, Summium and EcoReaction, having strong focus on IoT-technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Wapice contributes to the Productive4.0 platform specification and development. The work will focus on the requirements and the challenges of cloud interoperability integration and interaction in industrial environments.
  • Wapice participates in the development of system of systems combined functionality in industrial environments in relation to data handling, analytics, storage, communication, access and security and real-time requirements at manufacturing and product life-cycle levels.
  • Wapice contributes to the Productive4.0 industrial use case specification, design, implementation and evaluation. The work will focus on platform support and cloud integration architecture, Productive4.0 cloud-to-cloud concepts piloting, data aggregation and generalization, data analytics and intelligence, data presentation and advanced reporting, UI, usability and efficiency. The work shall practically test, verify and demonstrate viable solutions for solving the challenges of cloud-to-cloud integrations and interactions in industrial environments for e.g. digital quality management, business optimization, new and on-demand business enabling and development, advanced reporting, product lifecycle analysis, and lifecycle resource efficiency, and on-demand business reaction to real-time data and events.
  • Wapice takes part in dissemination activities through conferences and professional publications and reviews as well as other presentations throughout its operational network of technology partners and industrial customers in Finland and abroad.
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Wapice Oy
Yliopistonranta 5 (3rd floor)
Finland
+358 10 277 5000
info@wapice.com
Persons in charge
Pasi Tuominen
Managing Director
+358 10 277 5100
Ideko S. Coop. (IK4-Ideko)
Sector: Research, Manufacturing, Machinery,
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We are a research centre that specialises in industrial production and manufacturing technologies.
Our activity covers the identification and analysis of opportunities, the design and development of products, business lines and production processes and the resolution of problems through the provision of technological services such as technical consultancy and equipment based services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration of ARROWHEAD core services in an industrial IoT system.
  • Definition and Development of the machine tool digitization Use case.
Key Collaborations
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
Contact
Ideko S. Coop. (IK4-Ideko)
Arriaga Industrialdea 2
Spain
Persons in charge
Gorka Unamuno
Researcher/Project Manager (ICTs & automation)
658712456
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Sector: Automotive, Semi Conductor, OEM
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets

Key project responsibilities
  • Security
  • Blockchain / distributed ledger technologies
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Combitech AB
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Troplowitzstrasse 20
Germany
+49 40 5613 3063
till.witt@nxp.com
Persons in charge
Till S. Witt
Project Manager
+49 173 99 13 6 13
Kiran Shekhar
Architect
49 40 5613 3193
Universität zu Köln - Department of Supply Chain Management and Production
Sector: Research, Academia
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The research team of the department of Supply Chain Management and Production at the University of Cologne focusses on the development and practical application of mathematical decision models and solution approaches (including simulation and software development) to support Supply Chain and Production Planning. Problems with random as well as deterministic supply and demand are considered.

Key project responsibilities
  • Coordinator (Research) of Work Package 5
  • Development of dynamic lot sizing approaches for random demand and random yield (WP 5)
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Universität zu Köln - Department of Supply Chain Management and Production
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Germany
+49 221 470 3378
tempelmeier@wiso.uni-koeln.de
Persons in charge
Horst Tempelmeier
Prof. Dr.
+49 221 470 3378
Patricia Behrens
M.Sc.
+49 221 470 2731
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Sector: Research,
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The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its eight Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: “Energy”, “Health & Bioresources”, “Digital Safety & Security”, “Vision, Automation & Control”, “Mobility Systems”, “Low-Emission Transport”, “Technology Experience” and “Innovation Systems & Policy”.

Key project responsibilities
  • Standardization regarding dependable system of system
  • Safety & security co-design, development of reference safety & security architecture for factory automation and IoT systems.
  • Variability-driven testing, testing of processes, generation of particular test scenarios based on models
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Thales Austria GmbH
  • GUEP Software GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Donau-City-Straße 1
Austria
Persons in charge
Willibald Krenn
DI.Dr. techn.
+43 50550 4109
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
Kompetenzzentrum - Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Sector: Automotive, Academia
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VIRTUAL VEHICLE is an international research and development center which deals with application-oriented vehicle development and future vehicle concepts for road and rail. Currently, around 200 people are employed at the location in Graz, and their expertise enables the efficient development of affordable, safe and environmentally friendly vehicles.

Key project responsibilities
  • ViF researches and develops methods, technologies, concepts, demonstrators and prototypes to be verified in industry-oriented use cases.
  • The unique selling proposition (USP) of VIF is the capability of linking expertise in information management and information systems to virtual product and production engineering knowledge.
  • VIF will capture vehicle and test bed lifecycle data for big data analysis. This will result in an IoT solutions to enable predictive maintenance.
  • VIF will support the AVL use case: Developing and applying predictive maintenance approach for test equipment and large engines.
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
Kompetenzzentrum - Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Inffeldgasse 21A
Austria
+43 316 873 9001
office@v2c2.at
Persons in charge
Michael Schmeja
DI Dr.
+43 316 873 9084
Politecnico di Milano
Sector: Research, Academia
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Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a leading Italian technical university. The Manufacturing and Production System Lab is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department. This Lab has expertise in the design, analysis and optimization of production systems and the implementation of these methods in industry. It has extensive experience in the development and coordination of large innovation projects, including EU funded projects, as well as in the transfer of technological innovations to industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP5: Stochastic Model for the system design and planning approaches for the Bosch use-case
  • WP5: Integration of Production Logistics, Quality and Maintenance in the Stochastic Model
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • LFoundry SRL
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
Contact
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
Italy
Persons in charge
Tullio Antonio Maria Tolio
Full Professor, Director of ITIA-CNR
Marcello Colledani
Professor
+39 02 2399 8530
Maria Chiara Magnanini
Engineer
+39 02 2399 8592
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Sector: Semi Conductor, Engineering, Tier 2
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The semiconductor products manufactured at the Hungarian Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd play an important role in the field of electric cars, autonomous vehicles, photovoltaic and wind turbines, but also in the field of data security therefore, our products must be highly reliable.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Ipartelepi út 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
Jozsef Garaguly
IE Team Leader
Thales Nederland B.V.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM
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Thales Nederland is the Dutch subsidiary of the Thales Group. Thales Group, headquartered in Paris, France, is present in five main markets: aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security. Thales solutions have a role to play, wherever safety and security are critical. In all those markets Thales solutions help customers to make the right decisions at the right time and to act accordingly.

Key project responsibilities
  • Introducing a new PLM concept, the Digital Product Footprint
  • Developing and testing material planning and tracking software across companies
Key Collaborations
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Wapice Oy
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Contact
Thales Nederland B.V.
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Kees Nieuwenhuis
Dr.
+31 653717569
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
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
SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Tier 2
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SYSTEMA is a software specialist for digital manufacturing in high-tech and discrete manufacturing industries.
SYSTEMA integrates, automates and optimizes production processes and provides solutions across the layers Equipment Integration, MES, ERP integration and more.
Clients around the globe value solutions that improve productivity and advance clients’ competitive advantage.
SYSTEMA is privately owned with more than 160 employees, headquartered in Dresden with offices in the US and Malaysia.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution to WP8 Automation and Digitization Pilot Lines and Test Beds: Design, Build and Test of Demonstrators for the four Use Cases:
  • - High Automation Solution in SC Wafer production line
  • - MES solution for the future
  • - Data Analytics, Semiconductor Data Lake
  • - Real-time based, Global and Local production optimizations “RIGLOS”
  • Expert and specialist in Manufacturing IT and software technologies, MES applications, Automation and BI solutions.
  • Research and development of MES and BI based Real-Time Information and Control solutions, methods and tools.
Key Collaborations
  • Siltronic AG
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Manfred-von-Ardenne-Ring 6
Germany
+49 351 8824 772
systema@systemagmbh.de
Persons in charge
+49 351 8824 630
+49 351 8824 626
Mike Gißrau
Dr.
+49 351 8824 854
Gerhard Luhn
Dr.
+49 351 8824 682

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