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.

Partners

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.

G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Sector: Information Technology,
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GNT is an ICT company with significant expertise in the areas of design, development, installation and maintenance of integrated information systems. It utilizes the latest developments in ICT (client/server & three-/ n-tier architectures, relational databases, web-based & mobile applications). GNT activities include tailor-made SW development, advanced data mining & data analytics, machine learning algorithms, intelligent transportation systems, future networks-architectures & services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Involvement in the design, support and development of reliable data mining techniques and algorithms for secure communication within the supply chain and through the product lifecycle
  • Support the design and develop reliable routing algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Support the development of encryption and decryption algorithms
  • Develop an authorization, authentication and rights management framework
  • Support the setup of a secure communication environment though the design and development of algorithms for localization and communication
  • Evaluate the selection and the integration of the HW components
  • Contribute to the IoT enabled SW, by supporting the implementation of the data aggregation algorithms from distributed sensor networks
  • Contribute to the identification of the modelling requirements and process of the IoT enabling components
  • Contribute to the design and development of the Productive4.0 platform from a technical point of view, in terms of integration of smart services (based on IoT), both in a business and in a technical level
  • Contribution to the new business models development
  • Contribution in exploitation tools and services definition
  • Enhance dissemination activities through publications, talks, conference contributions and workshop organization
Key Collaborations
  • Harokopio University
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • INTRASOFT Intl. SA
  • IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Contact
G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Eleytherias 2-4
Greece
Persons in charge
George Bravos
Research & Development Manager
+30 6944258643
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
Gdansk University of Technology
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics (ETI) is the largest faculty at the Gdansk University of Technology (GUT). It comprises 16 Departments with 3500 students enrolled in first, second and third-cycle (doctorate) studies. The ETI Faculty has had the highest category in scientific research since 1992 according to the Ministry of Science and Higher Education classification system. The proposed project will be hosted by the Department of Microwave and Antenna Engineering.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide know-how and technology on wireless communication systems
  • Development of innovative methods for improved IoT connectivity
  • Adaptive IoT nodes localization
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Contact
Gdansk University of Technology
Narutowicza 11/12
Polska
Persons in charge
Krzysztof Nyka
Dr.
+48583471659
Lukasz Kulas
Dr.
+48583471659
+48583472064
Combitech AB
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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Combitech is a Nordic technical consultancy company combining technology, environment and security. The company has around 1900 employees in more than 20 locations across Sweden, as well as offices in Norway and Finland. Combitech is an independent company within the defence and security group Saab AB. Our consultants have expertise in information security, systems safety, logistics, systems integration, systems development, robust communications, mechanical engineering and technical products.

Key project responsibilities
  • Improve the overall security of the Arrowhead platform, so that IoT devices can communicate securely and fulfil the purpose of this platform.
  • Contribute to a security solution that is adapted to the requirements and limitations of IoT devices used in the manufacturing industry.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of authentication and authorization mechanisms of local clouds.
  • Evaluate possible security weaknesses in the local cloud gateway and propose solutions to these.
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • BnearIT AB
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Ericsson AB
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Midroc Automation AB
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
Combitech AB
Linholmspiren 3A
Sweden
+46 31 337 58 00
info@combitech.se
Persons in charge
Pierre Kleberger
Ph.D.
+46 73 4181111
Adi Karahasanovic
M.Sc.
+46 734 18 19 39
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
Jakob Høgenes
Master of science
+47 41645532
Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa S.COOP.
Sector: ,
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MONDRAGON Corporation is a cooperative alliance shaped by mutually independent cooperatives. These group´s corporate services lay on Mondragon S.COOP. who coordinates research joint agreements in several strategic areas, being one of them Industry 4.0 – Advanced Manufacturing. Present in the industrial, financial and retail sectors, it also pursues important initiatives in the fields of knowledge and education. MONDRAGON S.COOP.’s I&T department provides the business perspective to R&D projects,

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide support to DANOBAT in the definition of its servitization strategy and the development of new business models associated to it.
  • Spanish consortium coordination.
Key Collaborations
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Bosonit SL
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa S.COOP.
Paseo José María Arizmendiarrieta 5 - 2º
Spain
+34 943 779 309
innovation@mondragoncorporation.com
Persons in charge
Naiara Goia
Senior Manager - Innovation & Tecnology
+34 943 779 353
Irantzu Murguiondo
Innovation Technician
+34 943 779 369
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
Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
Sector: Research, Academia
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MGEP (MU) is the Higher Polytechnic School of Mondragon University. MGEP is a co-operative integrated into both Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (Mondragón Co-operative Corporation) and Mondragón Unibertsitatea (the University of Mondragón) and is the legal owner of Mondragón Unibertsitatea's Faculty of Engineering. The three main activities in this faculty are Teaching Engineering, Training to the industryand Research (around 14 M€/year, about 17 European projects nowadays).

Key project responsibilities
  • WP9: Product Use Case academic leader
  • Arrowhead Compliant SW enabler
  • Robust SW Components
  • Data Analytics
  • Data and Communication Security
Key Collaborations
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
  • Philips Lighting B.V.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
Loramendi 4
Spain
0034943794700
millarramendi@mondragon.edu
Persons in charge
Miren Illarramendi
Mrs.
+0034 637466392
Fabmatics GmbH
Sector: Automation, Tier 2
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Fabmatics is an experienced specialist for the automation of material flows and handling processes in semiconductor manufacturing plants, semiconductor process equipments and other high-tech production environments. The portfolio includes a modular product range of hard- and software for the automation of handling, transport and storage processes. The offer is supplemented by consulting and development services from the company's own R & D department.

Key project responsibilities
  • Further Development and Elaboration of Autonomous Mobile Robots for Flexible Automation of Semiconductor Fabs
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
Contact
Fabmatics GmbH
Zur Steinhöhe 1
Germany
+49 351 65 237 0
info@fabmatics.com
Persons in charge
Karli Hantzschmann
Dr.
+49 351 65 237 260
CEA Logo du CEA
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Academia
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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, nuclear and renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.
Since it was first set up, the CEA has been involved in transferring scientific knowledge and innovation “from research to industry”.

Key project responsibilities
  • technical contribution (WP1, WP5 and WP8) and dissemination activities (WP10)
  • WP8: CEA will bring its expertise in coordination middleware (LINC). It will be used to allow hot smart reconfiguration (both negotiated and transactional) of the whole system, combining information coming from raw information/alerts or combined alerts/conditions, taking into account context and dynamic aspects of the fab and ensuring functional consistency at global system level. In collaboration with ST CROLLES and BAG-ERA, CEA will demonstrate the supervision/coordination of a global system by providing a functional prototype and its GUI
  • WP1: safety and security properties within the Arrowhead Framework: from design architecture to rapid prototyping of CPS; ensuring coherence between WP1 and WP8 CEA contributions on the ST use case
  • WP5: CEA will bring its expertise on dataflow / workflow model of computation combining scheduling approaches and real time constraints to model workflows in the factory and supply chain model, focusing on the semi-conductor industry and equipment providers.
Key Collaborations
  • Agileo Automation
  • BAG-ERA
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
Contact
CEA Logo du CEA
Bâtiment Le ponant D 25 rue Leblanc
France
Persons in charge
Daniela Cancila
PhD, expert on safety for CPS on behalf of CEA
+33(0)169080107
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
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.
  • Philips Lighting B.V.
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Politechnika Gdańska
Contact
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Mike Holenderski
Dr.
+31 40 247 5203
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
Statwolf Ltd.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Statwolf is an all-in-one business application platform that delivers tailor-made data intelligence solutions. Statwolf draws on input data from multiple sources, making it easy to monitor and compare. Statwolf helps Companies with custom-built data modelling solution, to manage high complexity problems. To do so, Statwolf platform is customized to individual clients to perfectly fulfill needs related to Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analytics.

Key project responsibilities
  • Identify rights data sources
  • Handle data integration and manipulation with state-of-the-art big data technologies
  • Develop big-data and advanced machine learning software
  • Consult, configure and maintain various databases (both SQL and noSQL)
  • Provide web-based and mobile GUIs, designed for each specific user, in order to maximize user adoption and jointly minimize the training phase
Key Collaborations
  • LFoundry SRL
Contact
Statwolf Ltd.
51/52 Fitzwilliam Square
Ireland
info@statwolf.com
Persons in charge
Simone Pampuri
CEO
+353 86 050 8184
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

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