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.

Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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The Bavarian based company Serva Transport Systems is well-known for its automated guided vehicles (AGV) for vehicle logistics in the automotive industry as well as car park facilities. Serva started off with the parking robot RAY. RAY automatically performs a 3D scan of the dimensions of each car before lifting it up at the wheels. At Dusseldorf Airport, clients have been parking successfully with RAY since 2014 and since the beginning of 2015 RAY is in use at the Ingolstadt Audi plant.

Key project responsibilities
  • autonomous driving
  • smart planning
  • logistic robotics
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Renkenweg 3
Germany
+49 8031 2728870
info@serva-ts.com
Persons in charge
Rupert Koch
Mr
+49 8031 2728870
Universität zu Köln - Department of Supply Chain Management and Production
Sector: Research, Academia
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The research team of the department of Supply Chain Management and Production at the University of Cologne focusses on the development and practical application of mathematical decision models and solution approaches (including simulation and software development) to support Supply Chain and Production Planning. Problems with random as well as deterministic supply and demand are considered.

Key project responsibilities
  • Coordinator (Research) of Work Package 5
  • Development of dynamic lot sizing approaches for random demand and random yield (WP 5)
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Universität zu Köln - Department of Supply Chain Management and Production
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Germany
+49 221 470 3378
tempelmeier@wiso.uni-koeln.de
Persons in charge
Horst Tempelmeier
Prof. Dr.
+49 221 470 3378
Patricia Behrens
M.Sc.
+49 221 470 2731
Thales Austria GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, OEM
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Thales in Austria's transport activities date back to the beginnings of the railway system.
Thales Austria covers the entire spectrum of business activities – research and development, product management, business development and sales with all the necessary manpower. At the national and international level customers can access the extensive experience and expertise in the implementation of projects of varying type, to build turnkey projects.

Key project responsibilities
  • Railway domain expert
  • Fault tolerant computing technology provider
  • Safety critical systems deployed on embedded systems
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Contact
Thales Austria GmbH
Handelskai 92
Austria
Persons in charge
Peter Tummeltshammer
Dr
+43 1 27711 5209
Michael Paulitsch
Dr
+43 1 27711 3243
Politecnico di Milano
Sector: Research, Academia
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Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a leading Italian technical university. The Manufacturing and Production System Lab is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department. This Lab has expertise in the design, analysis and optimization of production systems and the implementation of these methods in industry. It has extensive experience in the development and coordination of large innovation projects, including EU funded projects, as well as in the transfer of technological innovations to industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP5: Stochastic Model for the system design and planning approaches for the Bosch use-case
  • WP5: Integration of Production Logistics, Quality and Maintenance in the Stochastic Model
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • LFoundry SRL
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
Contact
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
Italy
Persons in charge
Tullio Antonio Maria Tolio
Full Professor, Director of ITIA-CNR
Marcello Colledani
Professor
+39 02 2399 8530
Maria Chiara Magnanini
Engineer
+39 02 2399 8592
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Institute of Material Handling and Logistics (IFL) is focused on stochastic analyses of material handling systems. Simulation models and analytical approaches have been developed and validated based on transfer projects in practice. A core competence lies in the development, application and analysis of discrete-time queueing models. Methods for batch size optimization and the determination of the waiting time distribution of customer orders of a multilevel supply chain have been developed.

Key project responsibilities
  • Workpackage 4 Leader
  • Methods for analysing the structure of the physical system
  • Description and modelling of demand and production processes
  • Stochastic models for manufacturing systems
  • Model evaluation and validation
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Koç Üniversitesi
Contact
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Kaiserstraße 12
Germany
Persons in charge
Kai Furmans
Prof. Dr-Ing.
+49 721 608 48600
Thomas Setzer
Prof. Dr.
+49 721 9654 866
INTRASOFT International SA
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 2
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INTRASOFT International is a leading European IT Solutions and Services Group with strong international presence, offering innovative and added-value solutions of the highest quality to a wide range of international and national public and private organisations. With headquarters in Luxembourg, it operates in 17 countries. It possesses a track record of delivering very large & complex IT systems and has proven expertise in several technology segments and project management.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution in the design and development of the multi-sided, cloud based PRODUCTIVE 4.0 Platform
  • Design and Development of a generic Manufacturing Model
  • Contribution in exploitation activities
Key Collaborations
  • Harokopio University
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Contact
INTRASOFT International SA
2B Rue Nicolas Bové
Luxembourg
+352 4410122000
RIDlux@intrasoft-intl.com
Persons in charge
Konstantinos Thiveos
Manager, Research & Innovation Development Department
+352 44 10122186
Raimund Broechler
Senior Research & Innovation Manager
+352 441012-2061
Lamprini Kolovou
Research & Innovation Manager
+30 210 6876695
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
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Sector: Automotive, Semi Conductor, OEM
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets

Key project responsibilities
  • Security
  • Blockchain / distributed ledger technologies
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Combitech AB
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Troplowitzstrasse 20
Germany
+49 40 5613 3063
till.witt@nxp.com
Persons in charge
Till S. Witt
Project Manager
+49 173 99 13 6 13
Kiran Shekhar
Architect
49 40 5613 3193
Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
Sector: Research, Tier 1
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Innovalia Association is an independent private Associated Research Lab, recognized as a R&D technology centre by the National Register of Technology Centre based on their R&D services to companies. Innovalia, with more than 25 years of experience in technology-based product and service innovation with SMEs, assists SMEs in the development of ICT-based solutions in the areas of information security, software quality, M2M and mobile multimedia information services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Coordinating the implementation of the pilot Proactive Quality Service into manufacturing lines
  • Deploying the CPPS architecture and 3D Big Data Analytics service in Proactive Manufacturing pilot.
  • Integrating the arrowhead cloudified services in M3 product service suite
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
Contact
Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
Calle Rodríguez Arias 6 - Departamento 605
Spain
+34 94 480 51 64
info@innovalia.org
Persons in charge
+34 94 651 01 64
Bosonit SL
Sector: Information Technology,
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Bosonit is specialized in enhancing and advancing IT systems by:
- Designing and implementing big data infrastructures
- Incorporating Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) techniques
- Building smart IoT-based solutions.
Its expertise comprises:
- Capture, storage, management and transfor-mation of data.
- Generation of cogent and meaningful information.
- Smart visualization and decision making applications.
- Prototypying for proof of concept

Key project responsibilities
  • Requirements for data acquisition
  • Data integration and fusion
  • Algorithms for monitoring, pattern detection, failure prediction and decision making
  • Dashboards for different users
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Contact
Bosonit SL
C/ Portales 71, 2º
Spain
0034941123251
sara.madariaga@bosonit.com
Persons in charge
Sara Madariaga
Dr.
0034941123251
Miguel Fernández-Morales
Mr.
0034941123251
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
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
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
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
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
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
DAC SA
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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DAC SA 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. DAC SA 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
DAC SA
ul. Kołobrzeska 14
Poland
0048 58 728 29 47
contact@dac.digital
Persons in charge
Mateusz Bonecki
Dr.
0048 698 645 252
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

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