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.

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
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Sector: Information Technology,
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New Nexus Mobile Solutions builds both business and consumer apps for all platforms. New Nexus Mobile Solutions guides organizations throughout the process: from consulting to realization and from implementation to maintenance.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Handelsweg 6-8
Netherlands
+31592-266050
bhoekstra@newnexusmobile.nl
Persons in charge
+31 592 266050
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
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Sector: , Academia
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Eindhoven University of Technology is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility, the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry, and progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.

Key project responsibilities
  • Data analytics
  • Deep learning (research and application)
  • Machine learning (research and application)
Key Collaborations
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
  • Signify GmbH
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Politechnika Gdańska
Contact
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Mike Holenderski
Dr.
+31 40 247 5203
ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.
Sector: Research, Academia
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IFAK, founded in 1991, is a non-profit research institute with about 50 employees (graduate engineers, PhDs, Professors, guest scientists and students). The legal representative of the institute is a registered non-profit association. The focus of IFAK’s research lies in the field of automation in manifold application areas like process industry, environmental engineering, traffic, industrial communication, sensor and measurement technology and information technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribute to a robust IoT and SoS based system architecture platform supporting automation and digitization for sustainable production
  • Design of editor tools for describing service semantics of production equipment within the Productive 4.0 communication infrastructure
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.
Werner-Heisenberg-Str. 1
Germany
+49 391 990140
finanzen@ifak.eu
Persons in charge
Ulrich Jumar
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901410
Diedrich Christian
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901415
Thomas Bangemann
Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901480
FORTISS GMBH
Sector: Research, Academia
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fortiss is a non-profit research and transfer institute under sponsorship of the Bavarian Ministry for Economics, with the focus on software-intensive systems and services. It provides a co-location center where practitioners work together with researchers for advancing application-driven research and for facilitating an accelerated transfer of ICT research results into industrial practice.

Key project responsibilities
  • Open source PLC Environment Eclipse 4diac for smart mechatronic components
  • IoT enabled smart mechatronic production components
  • Real-time service-oriented architectures
Key Collaborations
  • OFFIS e.V.
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
FORTISS GMBH
Guerickestraße 25
Germany
Persons in charge
Alois Zoitl
Dr
+49 (89) 3603522 535
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Institute of Material Handling and Logistics (IFL) is focused on stochastic analyses of material handling systems. Simulation models and analytical approaches have been developed and validated based on transfer projects in practice. A core competence lies in the development, application and analysis of discrete-time queueing models. Methods for batch size optimization and the determination of the waiting time distribution of customer orders of a multilevel supply chain have been developed.

Key project responsibilities
  • Workpackage 4 Leader
  • Methods for analysing the structure of the physical system
  • Description and modelling of demand and production processes
  • Stochastic models for manufacturing systems
  • Model evaluation and validation
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Koç Üniversitesi
Contact
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Kaiserstraße 12
Germany
Persons in charge
Kai Furmans
Prof. Dr-Ing.
+49 721 608 48600
Thomas Setzer
Prof. Dr.
+49 721 9654 866
Siltronic AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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SAG is a global leader in the market for ultra-pure silicon wafers and the partner of numerous leading chip manufacturers. SAG develops and manufactures wafers with diameters of up to 300 mm at production sites in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Virtually all the major chip manufacturers are customers of SAG. Due to our technological competence, quality, a high degree of customer orientation and our international orientation we have achieved a place among the top suppliers.

Key project responsibilities
  • High automated transport systems in semiconductor wafer fabs
  • Fully automatic guided vehicle ready installed and in production mode running in a Si-Wafer Fab.
  • Concept an alpha-tool design and evaluate it in the 300 mm polishing area in the Siltronic fab after DSP
  • Roll out to the full polishing area using more than one AGV and adept all equipments
Key Collaborations
  • SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Contact
Siltronic AG
Hanns-Seidel Platz 4
Germany
+49 89 8564-3000
info@siltronic.com
Persons in charge
Christian Heedt
Dr.
+49 3731 278-7028
Christian Brandt
Dr.
+49 8677 83-7231
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
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
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
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
Stiftelsen SINTEF
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Semi Conductor, Research, Academia
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SINTEF Foundation is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and social sciences. We carry out research assignments as R & D partner for business and administration and is among the four largest contract research institutes in Europe.

Our goal is to be a world leading research institute. We develop values and solutions to some of today's major societal challenges.

Our vision is: Technology for a better society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration and orchestration of heterogeneous sensor and monitoring nodes
  • Develop features for data monitoring, data handling and dynamic data pipeline management
  • Standardization of languages and architectures (cloud computing)
Key Collaborations
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Prediktor AS
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
Stiftelsen SINTEF
Forskningsveien 1
Norway
Persons in charge
Øystein Haugen
Senior Researcher
+47 91390914
STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 1
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ST is a global semiconductor company with net revenues of US$ 6.97 billion in 2016.
Offering one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, ST serves customers across the spectrum of electronics applications with innovative semiconductor solutions for Smart Driving and the Internet of Things. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.
http://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/about/st_company_information/who-we-are.html

Key project responsibilities
  • Autonomous Robot-based manufacturing of different kind
  • Material decision making methodology for legacy fab
  • Management of heterogeneous robotics systems
  • Global Fleet management optimization
  • Future scenarios combining Robots & Humans operations
  • Development of new policies in complex context with scheduling, transporting and storing of lots
  • Anticipate required flexibility combining robots health index and fleet management
  • Tool-to-tool transport (SMIF, lot, …), tool to storage (Shelves or Stockers)….
Key Collaborations
  • Aix-Marseille Université
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Contact
STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
Avenue coq zi Peynier Rousset
France
+33442688800
Persons in charge
Alain PLANCHAIS
Senior Program & Projects Manager
+33442688613
Pascal FERRANDEZ
Projects Manager
+33442685075
Savvy Data Systems SL
Sector: Information Technology, OEM
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ADVANCED MONITORING AND BIG DATA SERVICES FOR INDUSTRY
SAVVY Data Systems is an industry driven company, specialized in advanced monitoring and Big Data services, with the aim to technologically push the Industry 4.0 strategy and developments of its customers.

Minimises implementation costs thanks to automatic PLUG&WORK deployment.
Analyse, aggregate and compare production information on all your processes.
Predictive Maintenance
Advanced data analytics
Machine learning.
Research and Developm

Key project responsibilities
  • T9.3 – Machinery for railway wheels: The use case will demonstrate Productive4.0 technologies within the machine-tool building sector, so that innovative business models following a product-service scheme will be enabled.
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
Contact
Savvy Data Systems SL
Calle Portuetxe 45A 4 4
Spain
Persons in charge
Jon Salvidea
Mr
+34671552049

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