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.

AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Sector: Research,
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The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute. With its eight Centers, AIT regards itself as a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. Its researchers focus on the key infrastructure issues of the future: “Energy”, “Health & Bioresources”, “Digital Safety & Security”, “Vision, Automation & Control”, “Mobility Systems”, “Low-Emission Transport”, “Technology Experience” and “Innovation Systems & Policy”.

Key project responsibilities
  • Standardization regarding dependable system of system
  • Safety & security co-design, development of reference safety & security architecture for factory automation and IoT systems.
  • Variability-driven testing, testing of processes, generation of particular test scenarios based on models
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Thales Austria GmbH
  • GUEP Software GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Donau-City-Straße 1
Austria
Persons in charge
Willibald Krenn
DI.Dr. techn.
+43 50550 4109
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
  • 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
Metso Minerals Oy
Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.
Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls.

Key project responsibilities
  • Metso participates in the pilot on machine and fleet management offered as industrial services.
  • Metso participates in the development of systems integration and data combination from different data sources to serve customers with new functionality and analytics.
Key Collaborations
  • Wapice Oy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
Contact
Metso Minerals Oy
Lokomonkatu 3
Finland
Persons in charge
Janne Kytökari
Director, Monitoring and Control
Antti Jaatinen
Development Manager
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
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
ZS-Handling GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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ZS-Handling GmbH - founded in 2006 by Dr.-Ing. Michael Schilp and Dr.-Ing. Josef Zimmermann in Regensburg (Germany) - manufactures and sells products and industrial automation solutions for non-contact handling of sensitive parts using ultrasonic suspension.

Key project responsibilities
  • optimization of grippers for multi-substrate handling: improvements at the grippers, new handling concepts, hardware & software interfaces, hardware setup
Key Collaborations
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
ZS-Handling GmbH
Budapester Straße 2
Germany
0049 941 60389 900
info@zs-handling.de
Persons in charge
Michael Schilp
Managing Director
0049 941 60389 900
Stephanie Leschkowitz
Corporate Controlling
0049 941 60389 900
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
  • Philips Lighting B.V.
  • 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
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
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
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
IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Tier 2
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Institute of Microelectronic Applications s.r.o. (IMA) is a limited private company (SME). Being on the market since 1992, IMA is well established in the smart card business and follow up micro technologies bridging towards nanotechnology. IMA is specializing in the development and supply of systems using electronic identification and biometrical technology, smart cards, RFID/NFC, ZigBee, BLE and LoRa technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Tracking, sensing and actuating services (IDSIMA-IoT) use case.
  • Parallel management of various type of identifiers for different objects like products, components, transportation means.
  • Human identification -> extension towards CPS/IoT.
Key Collaborations
  • Ústav teorie informace a automatizace
Contact
IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Na Valentince 1003/1
Czech Republik
+ 420 251 081 023
tomas.trpisovsky@ima.cz
Persons in charge
Tomas Trpisovsky
Mr.
+420 603207900
Dana Reznakova
Ms.
+420 604846081
Jiri Havlik
Mr.
+420 251081070
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Ipartelepi út 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
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
Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Information Technology, Research, Academia
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CETMA is a non-profit operating consortium which carries out applied research activities on materials, processes and techniques in order to develop products in industrial and services sectors. Our mission is to increase technologies such as Information Technology, Materials, Industrial Design. The Information Technology Department promotes industrial research activities in the field of ICT: Product Engineering, Industrial Design, Logistics and Transport, KnowledgeManagement, Virtual Reality

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of a VR module, capable of displaying three-dimensional representation for production chain and its equipment, providing information related to virtual production steps by visualization of output coming from simulation models
Key Collaborations
Contact
Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
Via Cittadella della ricerca
Italy
Persons in charge
Marco Chirivì
Engineer
+39 831 449516
Lucio Colizzi
Engineer
+39 831 449500
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems (FAPS) is addressing research in production technologies. It encompasses the entire process chain for mechatronics products, with focus on the assembly of electronic components, the production process of electrical drives and the assembly and embedding of cable systems.
On the system level, the research focuses automated guided vehicles, human-robot collaboration, medical technology as well as innovative planning and simulation systems.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of autonomous flying robots for use in intralogistics and industrial manufacturing
  • Sensor-based environment perception and three-dimensional collision avoidance
  • Dynamic and three-dimensional path planning algorithms for UAVs in continuously changing surroundings
  • Reliability and safety technologies for autonomous flying robots
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • IEMTEC GmbH
  • Kinexon Industries GmbH
Contact
Institute for Factory Automation and Production Systems, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Egerlandstr. 7-9
Germany
Persons in charge
Markus Lieret
M. Sc.
+49 9131 85-27177

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