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.

Harokopio University
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Harokopio University of Athens (HUA) is a highly prestigious institution in the area of Information and Communication Technologies. The department of Informatics and Telematics of HUA team that will participate in Productive4.0 conducts research for numerous years in areas related to the design, management and performance evaluation of high-speed telecommunication infrastructures and services, healthcare and transportation, service-oriented architectures and e-government.

Key project responsibilities
  • Dissemination and communication
  • Exploitation framework
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • INTRASOFT Intl. SA
  • G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Contact
Harokopio University
9, Omirou str.,
Greece
+302109549426
gdimitra@hua.gr
Persons in charge
George Dimitrakopoulos
Asst. prof
+302109549426
Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
Prof.
+302109549420
Angeliki Karagiannaki
post doctoral researcher
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
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
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
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
GUEP Software GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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We are your reliable partner covering the whole process of software engineering. By applying agile development methods we provide all aspects of development-lifecycle, project management and –controlling, requirements engineering, software architecture, software design, implementation, integration, automated testing and system tests.
Concerning technology we do not limit ourselves and we face it as a challenge to fulfil the needs of our customers with best possible assortment of technologies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Requirement collection and prototyping of secure and monitored end-to-end service from a service department to a remote device.
  • Modelling and Classification of data, needed in a formal description of the device to support smart serrvice use cases
  • Prototyping of a web service based access and collaboration to device data
  • Semi-automated import of existing legacy data in the created structures
  • Prototypes for generation of code and configuration files for measurement systems and integration environments (e.g. automation systems)
  • Connection and mapping of distributed smart service data and device descriptions
  • Evaluation of smart services with existing measurement devices in different variants and firmware / hardware versions / generations (interoperability by formal device description)
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Contact
GUEP Software GmbH
Reininghausstraße 13
Austria
+43 316 23 23 17
mail@guep.com
Persons in charge
Günther Pregartner
DI (FH)
+43 316 23 23 17
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
Signify GmbH
Sector: Automation, Research, Tier 1
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Signify GmbH is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 123 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. We address people’s lighting needs across a full range of market segments.

Key project responsibilities
  • capability to run large variations of products in a cost-efficient way
  • decreased throughput time for small product series
  • adaptive quality control, lowering cost of non-quality
  • increase levels of production predictability and traceability
  • high levels of order fulfillment (end user benefit)
  • providing means for workforce to have safe, high quality and rewarding work conditions
Key Collaborations
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
Signify GmbH
High Tech Campus 48
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Charly Bastiaansen
R&D Project Manager, Public Private Partnerships, Signify GmbH
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
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
Technische Universität Wien
Sector: Research, Academia
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Technische Universität Wien (TUW) has about 20.000 students and a heavy emphasis on research in the engineering sciences. The Faculty of Informatics of TUW comprises about 3.000 students. The Institute for Computer Engineering (ICE) is one of its seven computer science institutes. Within ICE, Prof. Radu Grosu heads the Cyber-Physical Systems Group (CPS), the successor of the Real-Time Systems Group headed by Prof. Hermann Kopetz. Research is dedicated to all aspects of time-triggere

Key project responsibilities
  • Investigating application of nerual networks for predictive maintenence in industrial production systems.
  • Investigating application of time-sensitive communication on edge computing level within indistrial production systems and IIoT.
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Signify GmbH
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
Technische Universität Wien
Karlsplatz 13
Austria
+4315880118211
haris@vmars.tuwien.ac.at
Persons in charge
Radu Grosu
Prof.
+43(1)58801-18211
Haris Isakovic
DI
+4315880118216
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
evopro Innovation Kft.
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
evopro Innovation Kft.
Hauszmann Alajos street 2
Hungary
Persons in charge
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
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

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