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.

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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.

ABB AG
Sector: Automation, Research, OEM
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ABB in brief

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.

Key project responsibilities
  • T8.2.3 Smart Services for Trusted Manufacturing Site
  • The aim is to provide practical solutions and implementations of big data and predictive analytics techniques to support the engineering of robotics solution as well as effective operation of the manufacturing site.
  • Task 1 Data analytics: Application of big data and predictive analytics techniques in order to extract actionable insights from cyber physical system (CPS), Industrie 4.0-enabled components (e.g. robot, PLC, track) and surrounding environment (e.g. production line), with a focus on environments with human-machine interaction. The aim is to make manufacturing sites easily adaptable and scalable to new production needs.
  • Task 2 Robot Skills: Development of an interoperable platform for skill-level programming taking into account human-machine interactions. This skill-level programming platform will enable engineers with process knowledge but limited/no (robot) programming knowledge to engineer, program and operate robots in a production line in a safe, easy and fast manner.
  • Task 3 Bidirectional coupling of the advanced analytics and the skill-level programming platform: Bidirectional coupling of the advanced analytics and the skill-level programming platform. The analytics have the potential to identify, evaluate and test (simulate) new programming skills or requirements for programming skills. Programmed skills, e.g. in the form of a library, can be used to guide and supervise the analytics.
Key Collaborations
Contact
ABB AG
Kallstadter Strasse 1
Germany
Persons in charge
Pablo Rodríguez Carrión
R&D Project Manager
0049 6203 71 6022
DANOBAT
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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In DANOBATGROUP we develop and supply machine tools, turnkey lines and solutions for specific applications aimed at high-technology sectors and at customers with high technical requirements. Our offer comprises advanced machines ensuring high accuracy, reliability and productivity, designed to be able to handle the most complex machining processes. Advanced solutions for the manufacture of high value-added components which are developed in close collaboration with leading companies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide a Case Study
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
DANOBAT
Arriaga kalea, 21
Spain
+34 943 74 80 44
danobat@danobat.com
Persons in charge
Jokin Mugarza
Mr.
+34 688686468
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
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Sector: Research, Academia
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With more than 20.000 Employees and a yearly revenue of over 2 billion euros, Fraunhofer is Europe’s
largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s
needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by
our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape
technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

Key project responsibilities
  • Fraunhofer IIS/EAS: Ultra-low-power components for sensors and sensor networks
  • Fraunhofer IIS/EAS: Maximized re-use of analog components using an innovative design method
  • Fraunhofer IISB: Exploitation of data sources utilizing predictive analytics, based on proven procedures and toolboxes (www.dr-production.eu).
  • Fraunhofer IISB: Research of the correlations between key performance indicators on equipment level, based on real-time data analytics, with a systematic optimization of logistics at fab level.
  • Fraunhofer IISB: Contribution to the qualification and the optimization of the manufacturing process flow in respect of contamination control and cleaning strategies by analytical services and sampling improvements for in-line implementation.
  • Fraunhofer IESE: Model-based representation of process- and device status as a means to realize the concept of digital twins
  • Fraunhofer IESE: Exploring the use of digital twins in the context of simulator coupling
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
Contact
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
Hansastraße 27 c
Germany
Persons in charge
+49 351 4640-735
Martin Schellenberger
Dr.-Ing.
+49 (0)9131/761-222
Markus Damm
Dr.techn.
+49 631 / 6800-2251
+49 351 4640-791
Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Sector: Automotive, OEM
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BMW AG is a Germany-based company which produces automobiles and motorcycles. The company was founded in 1916 and has its headquarters in Munich. In 2016, BMW celebrated its 100th anniversary. With its Strategy NUMBER ONE > NEXT, BMW is moving forward with a sense of purpose into the challenging era of digitalisation and electrification and fully intends to continue playing an active role in shaping technological change within the automobile industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • Project lead work package 8.
  • Logistics robotics.
  • Outdoor transports with automated guided vehicles.
  • Smart planning.
  • Intrafly, a flying robot.
  • Generating 2D maps of production and logistics facilities.
Key Collaborations
Contact
Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Petuelring 130
Germany
Persons in charge
Thomas Irrenhauser
Dr.-Ing.
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
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
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
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Sector: Information Technology,
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New Nexus Mobile Solutions builds both business and consumer apps for all platforms. New Nexus Mobile Solutions guides organizations throughout the process: from consulting to realization and from implementation to maintenance.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Handelsweg 6-8
Netherlands
+31592-266050
bhoekstra@newnexusmobile.nl
Persons in charge
+31 592 266050
AVL LIST GMBH
Sector: Automotive, Tier 1, Tier 2
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AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL is acting in the following scope of business: Development of Powertrain Systems, Simulation, Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems.

Key project responsibilities
  • Scalable analytics: Data exploration, Data mining, Scale-out architectures, Data-local processing.
  • Challenge complexity: Provide smart diagnostics and maintenance integration across a wide range of heterogeneous systems, from simple sensors all the way up to complex networked automated test fields.
  • Continuous monitoring and optimization of product costs during design from concept to serial production constantly matching with the development targets.
Key Collaborations
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • GUEP Software GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Contact
AVL LIST GMBH
Hans-List-Platz 1
Austria
+43 316 787 0
info@avl.com
Persons in charge
Christoph Sams
Cost Engineer Advanced Methods
+43 316 787 5164
Peter Priller
Technology Scout Embedded Systems
+43 316 787 1232
Nadine Knopper
Specialist EU Project Management
+43 316 787 5381
Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon Dresden is a fully-owned subsidiary of Infineon Technologies AG and one of the biggest Infineon production sites with a highly automated high-mix fab for 200 mm wafers for More-than-Moore technologies as well as the first high-volume production of power semiconductors on 300 mm wafers worldwide. About 2000 highly qualified and experienced experts from 20 nations work in the fields of technology development, production and support at Infineon Dresden.

Key project responsibilities
  • Infineon Dresden will mainly work towards the use cases in the field of Internet of Things for automation and digitization.
  • Aspects of the whole value chain will be considered.
  • Scope is the implementation of innovative manufacturing applications to improve the competitiveness of Infineon’s frontend wafer facilities.
Key Collaborations
  • Fabmatics GmbH
  • Hochschule Stralsund
  • SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
  • Technische Universität Dresden
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Contact
Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH
Königsbrücker Straße 180
Germany
Persons in charge
Oliver Pyper
Dr.
+49 (351) 886 1904
Germar Schneider
Dr.
+49 (351) 886 1855
+49 (351) 886 1706
+49 (351) 886 6500
Prediktor AS
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Since 1995, Prediktor has delivered advanced industrial IT tools and solutions (ICT) to a wide range of industries (solar, oil & gass, maritime, automotive, food & feed,).
Prediktor’s offerings:
- APIS, a real-time software platform for high performance data collection, storage, processing and visualization.
- Turn-key industrial IT solutions such as MES and APC for production industries
- Spektron, online analytical NIR instruments for real-time measurement of fat, water and protein.

Key project responsibilities
  • Prediktor contributes in following work packages: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9.
  • The overall objective is directly relted to the chemical production use-case, which is about making the future production (of chemical products) more efficient and agile.
  • Our deep knowledge within technical fields such as data acqusition & storage, soft sensoring, data mining & machine learning, digital twin development and optimal process control, will help us achieve the deliverables in this project.
Key Collaborations
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
  • Tellu IoT AS
Contact
Prediktor AS
Habornveien 48 B
Norway
Persons in charge
Thomas Petterson
CEO
+47 90535015
Tampere University of Technology
Sector: Research, Academia
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Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education. In Productive4.0 the work is carried out by the Information Systems in Automation research group focusing on model-based software development and service-based integration solutions in automation and production environments. Experience particularly in service architectures as well as and information models and semantics in system integrations benefit the project.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration architecture specification and development, automated composition of functionality and data
  • Application of the platform and development for machine and fleet management offered as industrial services
Key Collaborations
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • FORTISS GMBH
Contact
Tampere University of Technology
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Finland
Persons in charge
David Hästbacka
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
+358 40 849 0016
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
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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