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.

Pfeiffer Vacuum SAS
Sector: Semi Conductor, OEM
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Being a member of European Pfeiffer Technology AG group (2247 employees), Pfeiffer Vacuum SAS (Previously adixen Vacuum Products SAS) is a major provider of vacuum technology solutions, instrumentation and contamination solutions to the semiconductor, photo-voltaic and flat panel display industry, as well as to public research and development, large instruments community and to other large industries. Pfeiffer has more than 600 employees in Annecy, France (R&D center, production and service)

Key project responsibilities
  • Online analytics of wafer containers for improving their conditions and process stability
  • AMC measurement and identification, solution for specific contaminant measurement
  • Develop a mobile solution for non standard operations
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Contact
Pfeiffer Vacuum SAS
98 Avenue de Brogny
France
+33450654893
catherine.leguet@pfeiffer-vacuum.fr
Persons in charge
Julien Bounouar
Process Manager
+33450657045
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
Kinexon Industries GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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KINEXON offers a key technology for the Internet of Things. The real time location system tracks the position, motion, and status of people & objects. The KINEXON solution consists of two core elements, namely a sophisticated sensor network and an analytics platform on which additional features can be setup. The technology is used by renowned customers for various applications in production & logistics, including asset tracking, navigation of driverless transport vehicles and process monitoring.

Key project responsibilities
  • High precision tracking of driverless transport vehicles and production objects
  • Seamless localization in indoor and outdoor environments
  • Optimization of storage structures
  • Process mapping and monitoring
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • IEMTEC GmbH
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Contact
Kinexon Industries GmbH
Schellingstr. 35
Germany
+49 89 2006165-0
info@kinexon-industries.com
Persons in charge
Johannes Feldmeier
Project and Product Manager
+49 151 67643500
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
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
CrossControl Oy
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Engineering, Tier 1, Tier 2
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CrossControl supports customers in making industrial vehicles and machines smart, safe and productive. Through operational excellence and engineering expertise, we are a trusted partner for OEMs and System Integrators across the world. We provide powerful platforms for machine intelligence, communication and human-machine interaction.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution to use case WP9/T9.6 "Machine and fleet management offered as industrial services".
  • IoT-enabler platform design and architecture considerations in WP1, WP2 and WP3 with the aspect of heavy vehicles domain.
  • Dissemination of proceedings through the CrossControl operational network (WP10).
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Wapice Oy
Contact
CrossControl Oy
Finlaysoninkuja 21
Finland
+358 207 699190
info@CrossControl.com
Persons in charge
Marko Elo
R&D Manager
+358 400 537772
ABB AG
Sector: Automation, Research, OEM
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ABB in brief

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.

Key project responsibilities
  • T8.2.3 Smart Services for Trusted Manufacturing Site
  • The aim is to provide practical solutions and implementations of big data and predictive analytics techniques to support the engineering of robotics solution as well as effective operation of the manufacturing site.
  • Task 1 Data analytics: Application of big data and predictive analytics techniques in order to extract actionable insights from cyber physical system (CPS), Industrie 4.0-enabled components (e.g. robot, PLC, track) and surrounding environment (e.g. production line), with a focus on environments with human-machine interaction. The aim is to make manufacturing sites easily adaptable and scalable to new production needs.
  • Task 2 Robot Skills: Development of an interoperable platform for skill-level programming taking into account human-machine interactions. This skill-level programming platform will enable engineers with process knowledge but limited/no (robot) programming knowledge to engineer, program and operate robots in a production line in a safe, easy and fast manner.
  • Task 3 Bidirectional coupling of the advanced analytics and the skill-level programming platform: Bidirectional coupling of the advanced analytics and the skill-level programming platform. The analytics have the potential to identify, evaluate and test (simulate) new programming skills or requirements for programming skills. Programmed skills, e.g. in the form of a library, can be used to guide and supervise the analytics.
Key Collaborations
Contact
ABB AG
Kallstadter Strasse 1
Germany
Persons in charge
Pablo Rodríguez Carrión
R&D Project Manager
0049 6203 71 6022
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
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
BnearIT AB
Sector: Information Technology,
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BnearIT is a local partner in the IT industry in our home town, Luleå. With that as our base we have a deep understanding of the meaning of the words Closeness, Competence and Commitment. It is the foundation on which we base our way of working, wherever our assignments may take us.
BnearIT has a wide network of closely cooperating partners, thereby ready to take on and assist in complex challenges. We are the small agile partner when required and the large long term partner when required.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP leader of WP1 - Architectures & Concepts for Digital Industry
  • Task leader of T1.4 - Productive4.0 platform framework definition and implementation
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
BnearIT AB
Stationsgatan 69
Sweden
+46703008029
erik.karlsson@bnearit.se
Persons in charge
Kent Eneris
CEO
+46733689368
Erik Karlsson
Project Manager
+46703008029
Fredrik Blomstedt
System Architect
+46703299441
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
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
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
DANOBAT
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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In DANOBATGROUP we develop and supply machine tools, turnkey lines and solutions for specific applications aimed at high-technology sectors and at customers with high technical requirements. Our offer comprises advanced machines ensuring high accuracy, reliability and productivity, designed to be able to handle the most complex machining processes. Advanced solutions for the manufacture of high value-added components which are developed in close collaboration with leading companies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide a Case Study
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
DANOBAT
Arriaga kalea, 21
Spain
+34 943 74 80 44
danobat@danobat.com
Persons in charge
Jokin Mugarza
Mr.
+34 688686468
Ericsson AB
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
Ericsson AB
Torshamnsgatan 21
Sweden
Persons in charge

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