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.

Hochschule Stralsund
Sector: Research, Tier 2, Academia
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The University of Applied Science Stralsund is a campus college in the north-east of Germany. It was founded in 1991 and consists of the three departments Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering and Business Studies.

Sone of the main research areas of the Mechanical Engineering department are:
energy-efficient technologies, automotive systems and electro mobility, material flow automation in clean rooms, mobile - human/robotic systems, smart grid ...

Key project responsibilities
  • T8.3.6 - Adaptive mobile robotic systems for smart manufacturing
  • T8.3.8 - Smart, adaptive and intelligent substrate handling
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
Contact
Hochschule Stralsund
Zur Schwedenschanze 15
Germany
Persons in charge
Arthur Deutschländer
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 3831 45 6688
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
Sector: Research, Academia
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Established in 1816, the School has remained true to its core values: Education, research, and dedication to economic development. As a member of the Institute Mines-Telecom (IMT), attached to the Ministry of Industry, Mines Saint-Etienne is among the most prestigious engineering schools in France. Dedicated to the training of general engineers and high-level specialties, deploying industry-oriented research and plays a leading role in supporting companies in the industrial transition.

Key project responsibilities
  • Through WP4: EMSE mainly works with partners on the development of analytical and simulation models to support the global control of the factory production flows under varying product mix conditions. Models at tool and at workshop levels, including scheduling and transportation, are considered.
  • Through WP5: EMSE mainly works with partners on developing optimized medium-term planning approaches at factory level and supply chain level. The approaches are mainly based on mathematical programming techniques. The goals are to minimize different costs and maximize profit while satisfying constraints such as capacity and lead times.
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
École nationale supérieure des mines de Saint-Étienne
158, cours Fauriel
Persons in charge
+33 (0)4 42 61 66 60
pi4_robotics GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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pi4_robotics GmbH is one of the leading manufacturers of machine vision systems, automatic inspection systems and robots, based in Berlin, Germany. Currently its system solutions are particularly used in such industry sectors as photovoltaics, automotive, glass, medicine and pharmaceuticals, fuel cell manufacturing as well as in the field of ceramics. pi4 provides the pi4_workerbot, a humanoid robot, which is already successfully used in the industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • Development and implementation of robotic components and control software for a smart logistic robot (SLR).
  • Contribution to design and implementation of the SLR prototype.
  • Test and evaluation in an industrial environment.
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
pi4_robotics GmbH
Gustav-Meyer-Allee 25
Germany
+49 (30) 700 96 94 0
sales@pi4.de
Persons in charge
Tilo Förster
Dipl.-Ing.
+49(0)30-7009694-307
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Sector: Research, OEM
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Ad de Beer (M) studied mechanical engineering in the field of precision engineering at the Amsterdam High school and is currently working at Philips EuroPartners. He is a business consultant and is focussed on priority areas such as new business models for our HealthTech applications, new partnerships and new technologies with a connecting function to investigate, bring and launch initiatives, innovations and enthusiastic people or businesses getting in touch with each other. He has a 17 years’

Key project responsibilities
  • R&D co-operative programs.
  • Search for strategic partnership to get eligible projects and writing new proposals
  • Project Management and overseas relationships
  • All project management activities in the projects
Key Collaborations
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Contact
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Boschdijk 52
Netherlands
+31 6 13722049
ad.de.beer@philips.com
Persons in charge
Ad de Beer
Mr.
+31 6 13722049
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
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
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.
  • Signify GmbH
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Politechnika Gdańska
Contact
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
Postbus 513
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Mike Holenderski
Dr.
+31 40 247 5203
Technische Universität Dresden
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Technische Universität Dresden has its roots in the Royal Saxon Technical School that was founded in 1828. Today it is a university that unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities and social sciences, as well as medicine. This wide range of disciplines, which is unique in Germany, brings with it the obligation for the university to promote interdisciplinarity and to contribute to the integration of science and society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Advanced scheduling methods for optimization networks
  • Modern outlier detection methods
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
Contact
Technische Universität Dresden
Helmholtzstraße 10
Germany
Persons in charge
Dirk Doleschal
Dipl.-Math.
+49 351 463 31696
Thomas Olschewski
Dipl.-Math.
+49 351 463 33995
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
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
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
Wapice Oy
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Tier 1
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Wapice Ltd is a leading Technology Partner for industrial businesses. Our focus is on enhancing our industrial clients' performance across all functions, by injecting information technology at its best. With our software and electronics expertise, we boost industrial innovation and create solutions used by domain leading companies globally. We are also continuously developing our own three SaaS and PaaS type products: IoT-Ticket, Summium and EcoReaction, having strong focus on IoT-technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Wapice contributes to the Productive4.0 platform specification and development. The work will focus on the requirements and the challenges of cloud interoperability integration and interaction in industrial environments.
  • Wapice participates in the development of system of systems combined functionality in industrial environments in relation to data handling, analytics, storage, communication, access and security and real-time requirements at manufacturing and product life-cycle levels.
  • Wapice contributes to the Productive4.0 industrial use case specification, design, implementation and evaluation. The work will focus on platform support and cloud integration architecture, Productive4.0 cloud-to-cloud concepts piloting, data aggregation and generalization, data analytics and intelligence, data presentation and advanced reporting, UI, usability and efficiency. The work shall practically test, verify and demonstrate viable solutions for solving the challenges of cloud-to-cloud integrations and interactions in industrial environments for e.g. digital quality management, business optimization, new and on-demand business enabling and development, advanced reporting, product lifecycle analysis, and lifecycle resource efficiency, and on-demand business reaction to real-time data and events.
  • Wapice takes part in dissemination activities through conferences and professional publications and reviews as well as other presentations throughout its operational network of technology partners and industrial customers in Finland and abroad.
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Wapice Oy
Yliopistonranta 5 (3rd floor)
Finland
+358 10 277 5000
info@wapice.com
Persons in charge
Pasi Tuominen
Managing Director
+358 10 277 5100
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
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 & Co. KG
  • 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
Institut Engineering Design of Mechatronik System und MPLM
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Information Technology, Research, OEM, Academia
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Research and Development of Product Lifecycle Management
Research and Development of Digital Engineering
Research and Development of Systems Engineering and Model Based Systems Engineering
Research and Development of Robotic Systems
Research and Development of virtual Product Development
Research and Development of Mechatronic Systems
Research and Development of AR and VR Development

Key project responsibilities
  • AR and AR Applicatio
  • Artificial Inteligence
  • Mechatronik Systems Development
  • Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Digital Engineering
  • Robotic
  • Product Lifecycle Management
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • pi4_robotics GmbH
  • Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Contact
Institut Engineering Design of Mechatronik System und MPLM
Albrecht Str. 43
Germany
Persons in charge
Hörand Franziska
Diplom Ing.
089 / 729984-41

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