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.

TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
Sector: Automotive, Tier 1
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TWT provides the full range of services in digital product development from one source: from the
conceptual design to geometric and functional optimization and validation through simulation.
Furthermore, our business is strongly influenced by a very close interaction with information and
communication technologies. This fact enables us to provide custom-made and cost-efficient solutions with
one goal: the success of our clients’ products.

Key project responsibilities
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Digital Twin
Key Collaborations
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Contact
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
Ernsthaldenstraße 17
Germany
+497 1121 57 770
info@twt-gmbh.de
Persons in charge
Christian Koenig
Dr.
+49895404558747
Ulrich Odefey
Dr.
+497 1121 57 771684
Ústav teorie informace a automatizace
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
Ústav teorie informace a automatizace
Pod Vodárenskou věží 4
Czech Republik
Persons in charge
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
Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Sector: Automotive, OEM
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The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, and services. Founded in 1927, Volvo Group has approximately 100 000 employees today. Volvo Trucks Corporation is one of the legal entities within the Volvo Group and the second-largest heavy-duty truck brand in the world with a production structure based on global presence.

Key project responsibilities
  • Task T1.5 leader
  • Task T8.1.4 leader
Key Collaborations
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Ericsson AB
  • Combitech AB
  • Midroc Automation AB
Contact
Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Gropegårdsgatan 2
Sweden
Persons in charge
Richard Hedman
Research & Technology Development Engineer
+46 31 3234619
Luleå tekniska universitet
Sector: Research, Academia
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Technical University

Key project responsibilities
  • WP leader of WP1 - Architectures & Concepts for Digital Industry
Key Collaborations
  • BnearIT AB
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
Luleå tekniska universitet
Lulea University of Technology
Sweden
+46 (0)920 491000
Persons in charge
Jerker Delsing
Professor
+46 (0)920 491898
Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Production Management Laboratory
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Production Management Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly conducts fundamental and applied research in production and operations planning, scheduling and control, production-inventory system modeling and analysis, supply chain management and logistics, electricity market design, environmental management, et al. with the use of operations research, applied probability and optimal control methods.

Key project responsibilities
  • Develop performance evaluation models and algorithms for the management of digital production and supply chain networks and validate them against simulation
  • Design production planning and control policies for supply chain networks
  • Describe and model the stucture of the supply network of the Bosch at Reutlingen plant
  • Address dynamic lotsizing and multi-stage production inventory control problems under uncertainty in the supply network of the Bosch at Reutlingen plant
Key Collaborations
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
Contact
Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Production Management Laboratory
Argonafton Filellinon
Greece
Persons in charge
George Liberopoulos
Professor of Production Management, Department of Mechanical Engineering
+30 2421021363
STMicroelectronics Crolles2 SAS
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Built near Grenoble and operational since the beginning of the 90’s, the plant has well adapted itself to the continuous challenges of technology development and silicon platforms. Thanks to its “lab-fab” concept mixing manufacturing efficiency and research, the unit of Crolles which benefits from the very encouraging environment of the Grenoble cluster of micro-nanoelectronics, has been able to stay at the world’s highest level and overcome in 20 years all the CMOS and derivatives technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Within WP5, ST CROLLES will co-lead T5.2.4 “Scheduling and Control” together with EMSE. A capacity computation engine will be developped to better anticipate and manage capacity adjustments depending on the production planning.
  • Within WP8, ST CROLLES will lead the task 8.3.5 - Factory Supervision for variability reduction and will work with CEA and Bag-era, to develop a proof-of-concept for a smart diagnostic system, starting from the monitoring of KPIs (such as OEE) and allowing the identification and allocation of root causes of the various alarms and system malfunctions to the operators.
Key Collaborations
  • BAG-ERA
  • CEA Logo du CEA
  • École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Contact
STMicroelectronics Crolles2 SAS
850 Rue Jean Monnet
France
Persons in charge
Jean-Luc Bataillon
Dr
+33 645 872 660
Philippe Vialletelle
Dr
AITIA INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 2
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AITIA International, Inc. was established in 2005 by university researchers with the aim to develop and sell products based on their own innovative research results. Our main business fields are related to telecommunication systems, speech recognition and intelligent applications with Web Services. The scale of our products spread from the monitoring of whole telecom networks, through self-developed hardware to the development of complex business services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Leader in the architecture design of the Arrowhead Framework
  • Developer of Arrowhead-compliant hardware and software modules for various use cases
  • Contributor to Work Packages 1, 2, 3, 9 and 10
Key Collaborations
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
AITIA INTERNATIONAL Inc.
Czetz János utca 48-50
Hungary
info@aitia.ai
Persons in charge
Csaba Hegedűs
Research engineer
+ 36 30 6199299
BetterSolutions SA
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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BetterSolutions is a software and embedded systems provider for logistics, shipping, and manufacturing sector. The company’s mission is to support its customers in attaining Logistics 4.0 standards enabling highly automated, interconnected, digitized, and transparent value chains. BetterSolutions offers fleet and transportation management suite, IoT solutions for cargo monitoring, logistics planning systems as well as process and supply chain optimization tools and services.

Key project responsibilities
  • architecture and tool-chain for integration of transportation, logistics, and manufacturing workflows
  • extension of Digital Product Footprint (product lifecycle management framework) incorporating logistics and transportation processes
  • development and integration of IoT components for cargo and transportation assets monitoring
Key Collaborations
  • Thales Nederland B.V.
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Contact
BetterSolutions SA
Al. Grunwaldzka 472
Poland
0048 58 728 29 47
kontakt@bettersolutions.pl
Persons in charge
Mateusz Bonecki
Dr.
0048 698 645 252
TNO
Sector: Research, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2, Academia
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TNO connects people and knowledge to create innovations that boost the competitive strength of industry and the well-being of society in a sustainable way. This is our mission and it is what drives us, the over 2,600 professionals at TNO, in our work every day. TNO is an independent research organisation. We believe in the joint creation of economic and social value.

Key project responsibilities
  • Demonstrate significant steps to a practical solution for Zero Defect, n=1 manufacturing challenge
  • Feedforward and feedback in the production line through connected sensors
  • Identify the next generation information architecture for (big) data management in production environments
Key Collaborations
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Contact
TNO
Anna van Buerenplein 1
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Peter Laloli
project manager
+31 6 53725202
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
Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Sector: Automation, Information Technology,
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MSI is an Automation, Industrial IT and Telecom Engineering company (SME-100 employees) that develops, implements and maintains turn key solutions based on Control and ICT to increase its clients competitiveness by improving the efficiency of production operation. MSI offers solutions to industries as metal transformation, iron and steel industry, water, paper, air, etc. where it identifies the needs and challenges , shares the technological concerns and puts forward competitive solutions.

Key project responsibilities
  • MSI will focus its research on specifying and developing infrastructure and core services of the IoT platform to be developed in the project
  • MSI will work on data analysis techniques, to improve working of critical manufacturing components as pumps, compressed air, etc
  • MSI will contribute and analyze how to integrate IoT solutions in the industrial environment to improve manufacturing operations.
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Calle ama Kandida 21
Spain
+34 639 32 35 81
pcraamer@msigrupo.com
Persons in charge
Peter Craamer
Innovation Manager
+ 34 639 32 35 81
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
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
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XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Sector: Automation, Engineering, Machinery, Tier 2
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For more than 20 years, XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing machines and plants for the automation of production processes in the automotive, electronic, photovoltaic and medical technology sector.

Key project responsibilities
  • Concept development for automation of non standard production processes
  • Process development with integration of smart components
  • Smart and intelligent automation solutions for touch free wafer handling
  • Proof of functionality of selected key processes with hardware demonstrator
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
  • Hochschule Stralsund
Contact
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Heidelberger Straße 1
Germany
+49 351 40109 100
mail@xenon-automation.com
Persons in charge
+49 351 40209-100
Hartmut Freitag
Dr.Ing.
+49 351 40209-100

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