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.

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Sector: Research, Tier 1, Tier 2
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge. We pave the way for the future by developing new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services.

We create technology for business – for the benefit of society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Test leader: T9.6 - Machine and fleet management offered as industrial services
  • Specify, develop and integrate required concepts and analysis tools for industrial product lifecycle services
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Vuorimiehentie 3
Finland
+358 20 722 111
info@vtt.fi
Persons in charge
Jari Halme
Senior Scientist
+358 50 547 6542
Olli Ventä
Senior Principal Scientist
+358 40 061 8978
Infineon Technologies AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon’s semiconductors make day-to-day life easier, increasing car comfort, smartifying lighting systems and innovating mobile communications. Thanks to our technologies, smartphones and tablets have increasingly compact and lighter chargers, shorter charging cycles and longer life of battery.

We create solutions for the world of today and tomorrow. Our four business segments : Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket and Chip Card & Security.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP1: Architectures and Concepts
  • WP2: Environment for Digital Industry
  • WP3: Innovative IoT-enabling Components (HW / SW)
  • WP5: Management of Digital Production, Supply Chain Networks and Product Lifecycle
  • WP7: Framework- Exploitation Platform
  • WP8: Automation
  • WP10: Project Management
Key Collaborations
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG
Am Campeon 1-15
Germany
Persons in charge
Thomas Gutt
Project Manager
+49 89 234 415 84
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
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
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
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
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
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Sector: Research, Academia
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Established in 1816, the School has remained true to its core values: Education, research, and dedication to economic development. As a member of the Institute Mines-Telecom (IMT), attached to the Ministry of Industry, Mines Saint-Etienne is among the most prestigious engineering schools in France. Dedicated to the training of general engineers and high-level specialties, deploying industry-oriented research and plays a leading role in supporting companies in the industrial transition.

Key project responsibilities
  • Through WP4: EMSE mainly works with partners on the development of analytical and simulation models to support the global control of the factory production flows under varying product mix conditions. Models at tool and at workshop levels, including scheduling and transportation, are considered.
  • Through WP5: EMSE mainly works with partners on developing optimized medium-term planning approaches at factory level and supply chain level. The approaches are mainly based on mathematical programming techniques. The goals are to minimize different costs and maximize profit while satisfying constraints such as capacity and lead times.
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
158, cours Fauriel
Persons in charge
+33 (0)4 42 61 66 60
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 & Co. KG
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
  • Hochschule Stralsund
Contact
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Pforzheimer Straße 16
Germany
+49 351 40109 100
mail@xenon-automation.com
Persons in charge
+49 351 40209-100
Hartmut Freitag
Dr.Ing.
+49 351 40209-100
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
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
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
Hochschule Stralsund
Sector: Research, Tier 2, Academia
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The University of Applied Science Stralsund is a campus college in the north-east of Germany. It was founded in 1991 and consists of the three departments Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies.

Sone of the main research areas of the Mechanical Engineering department are:
energy-efficient technologies, automotive systems and electro mobility, material flow automation in clean rooms, mobile - human/robotic systems, smart grid ...

Key project responsibilities
  • T8.3.6 - Adaptive mobile robotic systems for smart manufacturing
  • T8.3.8 - Smart, adaptive and intelligent substrate handling
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
Contact
Hochschule Stralsund
Zur Schwedenschanze 15
Germany
Persons in charge
Arthur Deutschländer
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 3831 45 6688
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
pi4_robotics GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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pi4_robotics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of machine vision systems, automatic inspection systems and robots, based in Berlin, Germany. Currently its system solutions are particularly used in such industry sectors as photovoltaics, automotive, glass, medicine and pharmaceuticals, fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the field of ceramics. pi4 provides the pi4_workerbot, a humanoid robot, which is already successfully used in the industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development and implementation of robotic components and control software for a smart logistic robot (SLR).
  • Contribution to design and implementation of the SLR prototype.
  • Test and evaluation in an industrial environment.
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
pi4_robotics GmbH
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
Germany
+49 (30) 700 96 94 0
sales@pi4.de
Persons in charge
Tilo Förster
Dipl.-Ing.
+49(0)30-7009694-307

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