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.

OFFIS e.V.
Sector: Information Technology, Research, Academia
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The OFFIS – Institute for Information Technology, founded in 1991 as a not-for-profit organization by the
State of Lower Saxony, the University of Oldenburg, as well as professors of the departments of computer
science and related faculties. OFFIS is dedicated to technology transfer, and is organized in three R&D
Division, focusing on IT in Transportation, Health and Energy, and has total turnover of more than 13
Million €.

Key project responsibilities
  • Task 3.4. Leader: Integration and modelling of IIoT enabling components
  • Virtual integration testing for IIOT components and systems
  • Modelling and simulation mechanisms for extrafunctional properties
  • Safe and efficient re-use of IIOT components
  • Contract-based specifications formalisms and languages for extrafunctional proterties tailored towards IIoT components
Key Collaborations
  • FORTISS GMBH
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Thales Austria GmbH
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Contact
OFFIS e.V.
Escherweg 2
Germany
+49 441 9722 0
institut@offis.de
Persons in charge
Frank Oppenheimer
Dr.
+49 9722 285
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Engineering, Finance,
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SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group, guided by a strong belief that entrepreneurial minds and innovative companies are key in creating a better world. We are here to help them achieve their aspirations and succeed through good times and bad.

In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany the bank's operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-serv

Key project responsibilities
  • To provide a financial infrastructure for building business models into the supply chain, using distributed ledger technology and smart contracts.
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
  • Ericsson AB
  • BnearIT AB
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
  • Combitech AB
  • Midroc Automation AB
Contact
Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
Kungsträdgårdsgatan 8
Sweden
Persons in charge
Johan Hörmark
Large Corporates & Financial Institutions CIO Function
+46 70 739 23 32
Christian Lagerkvist
IT Strategy Office
+46 70 739 34 56
Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Sector: Automation, Information Technology,
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MSI is an Automation, Industrial IT and Telecom Engineering company (SME-100 employees) that develops, implements and maintains turn key solutions based on Control and ICT to increase its clients competitiveness by improving the efficiency of production operation. MSI offers solutions to industries as metal transformation, iron and steel industry, water, paper, air, etc. where it identifies the needs and challenges , shares the technological concerns and puts forward competitive solutions.

Key project responsibilities
  • MSI will focus its research on specifying and developing infrastructure and core services of the IoT platform to be developed in the project
  • MSI will work on data analysis techniques, to improve working of critical manufacturing components as pumps, compressed air, etc
  • MSI will contribute and analyze how to integrate IoT solutions in the industrial environment to improve manufacturing operations.
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Calle ama Kandida 21
Spain
+34 639 32 35 81
pcraamer@msigrupo.com
Persons in charge
Peter Craamer
Innovation Manager
+ 34 639 32 35 81
SimPlan AG
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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SimPlan AG (www.simplan.de) is a company focused on process improvement technologies for manufacturing, logistics, and transportation companies. SimPlan offers simulation studies, simulation software, applications for manufacturing systems control as part of MES systems as well as support, maintenance, training, and consultancy services in these fields. Major sectors served are automotive, chemical, intralogistics, transportation and machinery.

Key project responsibilities
  • Industrial lead of Work Package 4
  • Provide simulation Know-How and technology
  • Support in the implementation of simulation models
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
SimPlan AG
Sophie-Scholl-Platz 6
Germany
+496181402960
info@simplan.de
Persons in charge
Sven Spieckermann
Dr.
+496181402960
Ericsson AB
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
Ericsson AB
Torshamnsgatan 21
Sweden
Persons in charge
Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
Sector: Research, Engineering, Academia
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The Institute of Information Theory and Automation (UTIA) is a public non-university research institution which administratively falls under the Czech Academy of Sciences. UTIA conducts fundamental and applied research in computer science, signal and image processing, pattern recognition, system science, and control theory. In addition to its research activities, UTIA is engaged in undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education.

Key project responsibilities
  • UTIA is involved mainly in WP3 and supports industrial modules enabling HW acceleration, HW interfacing in programmable logic
  • UTIA supports and demonstrates board packages, HW accelerators and I/O HW IP cores for Xilinx Zynq devices and Xilinx Zynq Ultrascale+ devices on industrial modules designed and manufactured mainly by the German company Trenz Electronics.
  • UTIA provides the needed support for these industrial modules to become compatible with the Arrow Head framework.
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
Contact
Institute of Information Theory and Automation of the CAS
Pod Vodarenskou vezi 4
Czech Republik
Persons in charge
Jiri Kadlec
Ing., CSc., head of the Department of signal processing
+420 2 6605 2216
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.
Signify GmbH
Sector: Automation, Research, Tier 1
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Signify GmbH 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
Signify GmbH
High Tech Campus 48
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Charly Bastiaansen
R&D Project Manager, Public Private Partnerships, Signify GmbH
BnearIT AB
Sector: Information Technology,
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BnearIT is a local partner in the IT industry in our home town, Luleå. With that as our base we have a deep understanding of the meaning of the words Closeness, Competence and Commitment. It is the foundation on which we base our way of working, wherever our assignments may take us.
BnearIT has a wide network of closely cooperating partners, thereby ready to take on and assist in complex challenges. We are the small agile partner when required and the large long term partner when required.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP leader of WP1 - Architectures & Concepts for Digital Industry
  • Task leader of T1.4 - Productive4.0 platform framework definition and implementation
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
BnearIT AB
Stationsgatan 69
Sweden
+46703008029
erik.karlsson@bnearit.se
Persons in charge
Kent Eneris
CEO
+46733689368
Erik Karlsson
Project Manager
+46703008029
Fredrik Blomstedt
System Architect
+46703299441
CrossControl Oy
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Engineering, Tier 1, Tier 2
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CrossControl supports customers in making industrial vehicles and machines smart, safe and productive. Through operational excellence and engineering expertise, we are a trusted partner for OEMs and System Integrators across the world. We provide powerful platforms for machine intelligence, communication and human-machine interaction.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribution to use case WP9/T9.6 "Machine and fleet management offered as industrial services".
  • IoT-enabler platform design and architecture considerations in WP1, WP2 and WP3 with the aspect of heavy vehicles domain.
  • Dissemination of proceedings through the CrossControl operational network (WP10).
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Wapice Oy
Contact
CrossControl Oy
Finlaysoninkuja 21
Finland
+358 207 699190
info@CrossControl.com
Persons in charge
Marko Elo
R&D Manager
+358 400 537772
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
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
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Sector: Research, Academia
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Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT) is one of the 9 autonomous academic units of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL). For Productive4.0, the Centre of Technology and Systems (CTS) is mobilised. The CTS has well-known skills in systems’ modelling, conception and design of architectures, development of toolkits for standards-based platforms and methodologies for design and implementation of open systems, etc. focusing on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) / Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS).

Key project responsibilities
  • Design and development of Innovative IoT-enabling components both working at the hardware/software design, engineering and integration of IoT enabling components for the Digital Industry
  • Definition and development of Semantic Interoperability Support Services for the Arrowhead Framework 4.0
  • Contributing to the scientific communication of project S&T achievements and research / technological results
Key Collaborations
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
Contact
Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Campus da Caparica, Quinta da Torre
Portugal
+351-212948300
Persons in charge
Pedro Maló
Prof.
+351-212947883
Filipe Moutinho
Prof.
+351-212948336
Luis Gomes
Prof.
+351-212948336
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
Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa S.COOP.
Sector: ,
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MONDRAGON Corporation is a cooperative alliance shaped by mutually independent cooperatives. These group´s corporate services lay on Mondragon S.COOP. who coordinates research joint agreements in several strategic areas, being one of them Industry 4.0 – Advanced Manufacturing. Present in the industrial, financial and retail sectors, it also pursues important initiatives in the fields of knowledge and education. MONDRAGON S.COOP.’s I&T department provides the business perspective to R&D projects,

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide support to DANOBAT in the definition of its servitization strategy and the development of new business models associated to it.
  • Spanish consortium coordination.
Key Collaborations
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Bosonit SL
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa S.COOP.
Paseo José María Arizmendiarrieta 5 - 2º
Spain
+34 943 779 309
innovation@mondragoncorporation.com
Persons in charge
Naiara Goia
Senior Manager - Innovation & Tecnology
+34 943 779 353
Irantzu Murguiondo
Innovation Technician
+34 943 779 369

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