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.

TTTech Computertechnik AG
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Research, Tier 1, Tier 2
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TTTech is a global leader in the field of robust networking and safety controls. TTTech solutions improve the safety and reliability of electronic systems in the industrial and transportation sectors, with a portfolio of products that are helping to make the Industrial Internet of Things and autonomous driving a reality. These solutions support highly scalable and modular open real-time architectures based on Deterministic Ethernet, including IEEE TSN and SAE Time-Triggered Ethernet standard.

Key project responsibilities
  • Enabling reliable and reconfigurable real-time networking
  • Computation in the network edge based on Deterministic Ethernet
  • Fog computing in industrial automation
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Trimek S.A.
Contact
TTTech Computertechnik AG
Schoenbrunner Strasse 7
Austria
+43 1 585 34 34-0
office@tttech.com
Persons in charge
Anna Ryabokon
Dr.
+43 1 585 34 34-4099
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
Ideko S. Coop. (IK4-Ideko)
Sector: Research, Manufacturing, Machinery,
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We are a research centre that specialises in industrial production and manufacturing technologies.
Our activity covers the identification and analysis of opportunities, the design and development of products, business lines and production processes and the resolution of problems through the provision of technological services such as technical consultancy and equipment based services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration of ARROWHEAD core services in an industrial IoT system.
  • Definition and Development of the machine tool digitization Use case.
Key Collaborations
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
Contact
Ideko S. Coop. (IK4-Ideko)
Arriaga Industrialdea 2
Spain
Persons in charge
Gorka Unamuno
Researcher/Project Manager (ICTs & automation)
658712456
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
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
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
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
Agileo Automation
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Semi Conductor, OEM
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Software and robotics solutions for production equipments.

Agileo' services allow equipment manufacturer automating their production equipments and let them communicate with the factory IT (PLM and MES)

To reduce equipment time to market, Agileo proposes A²ECF a middleware structured as a framework. Based on Agileo’s large experience in equipment automation, A²ECF fulfills major requirements to control an automated and connected equipment.

Key project responsibilities
  • Assess OPC-UA capability against legacy technology (SEMI standard) to enable a production equipment communicate with a virtual MES
  • Virtualize a semi-conductor production equipment
Key Collaborations
  • CEA Logo du CEA
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
Contact
Agileo Automation
11 rue Victor Grignard
France
+33 5 49 49 61 79
contact@agileo-automation.com
Persons in charge
Marc ENGEL
Managing Director
+33 5 49 49 61 79
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
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Sector: , Academia
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Eindhoven University of Technology is a research university specializing in engineering science & technology. Our education, research and knowledge valorisation contribute solving the major societal issues and boosting prosperity and welfare by focusing on the Strategic Areas of Energy, Health and Smart Mobility, the development of technological innovation in cooperation with industry, and progress in engineering sciences through excellence in key research cores and innovation in education.

Key project responsibilities
  • Data analytics
  • Deep learning (research and application)
  • Machine learning (research and application)
Key Collaborations
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
  • Philips Lighting B.V.
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Politechnika Gdańska
Contact
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Mike Holenderski
Dr.
+31 40 247 5203
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: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Persons in charge
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
Savvy Data Systems SL
Sector: Information Technology, OEM
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ADVANCED MONITORING AND BIG DATA SERVICES FOR INDUSTRY
SAVVY Data Systems is an industry driven company, specialized in advanced monitoring and Big Data services, with the aim to technologically push the Industry 4.0 strategy and developments of its customers.

Minimises implementation costs thanks to automatic PLUG&WORK deployment.
Analyse, aggregate and compare production information on all your processes.
Predictive Maintenance
Advanced data analytics
Machine learning.
Research and Developm

Key project responsibilities
  • T9.3 – Machinery for railway wheels: The use case will demonstrate Productive4.0 technologies within the machine-tool building sector, so that innovative business models following a product-service scheme will be enabled.
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
Contact
Savvy Data Systems SL
Calle Portuetxe 45A 4 4
Spain
Persons in charge
Jon Salvidea
Mr
+34671552049
Philips Lighting B.V.
Sector: Automation, Research, Tier 1
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Philips Lighting is a global market leader with recognized expertise in the development, manufacturing and application of innovative lighting solutions. We have pioneered many of the key breakthroughs in lighting over the past 123 years, laying the basis for our current strength and ensuring we are well-placed to be a leader in the digital transformation. We address people’s lighting needs across a full range of market segments.

Key project responsibilities
  • capability to run large variations of products in a cost-efficient way
  • decreased throughput time for small product series
  • adaptive quality control, lowering cost of non-quality
  • increase levels of production predictability and traceability
  • high levels of order fulfillment (end user benefit)
  • providing means for workforce to have safe, high quality and rewarding work conditions
Key Collaborations
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
Philips Lighting B.V.
High Tech Campus 45
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Charly Bastiaansen
R&D Project Manager, Public Private Partnerships, Philips Lighting

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