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.

evolaris next level GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, Research, Academia
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EVOLARIS realizes the potential of the digital interconnection and puts people in the centre of attention. The primary focus rests on the conception and development of digital assistance systems which support service staff as well as consumers in consuming context specific information at the right time and the right place. Through accompanying acceptance analyses and a high quality system design EVOLARIS guarantees individual solutions with a unique user experience.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP 8.2. EVOLARIS will develop a security concept to handle data access rights for multi-tenant data access. The data in the Productive 4.0 digital reference platform comes from different data sources, is highly confidential and has to be accordingly secured as it would be fatal if customers got access to data of other customers. Therefore a data access layer shall be introduced which prevents unauthorized data access, being able to deal with the complexity arising from the variety of data sources at the highest possible level.
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
Contact
evolaris next level GmbH
Hugo-Wolf-Gasse 8/8a
Austria
0043 316 351111
office@evolaris.net
Persons in charge
Christian Kittl
Dr. DI
0043 351111 111
Trimek S.A.
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 2
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TRIMEK is one of the main providers of Metrology systems and solutions. Its technology knowledge allow them to offer advanced solutions the meet the demanding requirements of their worldwide customers. TRIMEK is the leader company in the Basque Country and national market of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM) manufacturing. Its wide catalogue among its experience in ambitious R&D projects let have a great capacity to respond to the metrological needs of the clients.

Key project responsibilities
  • Developing cognitive modules to adapt the configuration of the 3D digitalisation system and the measurement plan.
  • Developing of TSN-OPC-UA inline quality control extensions.
  • Integrating the arrowhead cloudified services in M3 product service suite
  • Optimzing the quality control system across the factory through cloudified control protocols.
Key Collaborations
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • Technische Universität Wien
Contact
Trimek S.A.
Camino de la Yesera 2
Spain
+34 945 430 718
trimek@trimek.com
Persons in charge
Borja de la Maza
Mr
+34 945 430 718
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
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
Infineon Technologies AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon’s semiconductors make day-to-day life easier, increasing car comfort, smartifying lighting systems and innovating mobile communications. Thanks to our technologies, smartphones and tablets have increasingly compact and lighter chargers, shorter charging cycles and longer life of battery.

We create solutions for the world of today and tomorrow. Our four business segments : Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket and Chip Card & Security.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP1: Architectures and Concepts
  • WP2: Environment for Digital Industry
  • WP3: Innovative IoT-enabling Components (HW / SW)
  • WP5: Management of Digital Production, Supply Chain Networks and Product Lifecycle
  • WP7: Framework- Exploitation Platform
  • WP8: Automation
  • WP10: Project Management
Key Collaborations
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG
Am Campeon 1-15
Germany
Persons in charge
Thomas Gutt
Project Manager
+49 89 234 415 84
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
Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Production Management Laboratory
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Production Management Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Thessaly conducts fundamental and applied research in production and operations planning, scheduling and control, production-inventory system modeling and analysis, supply chain management and logistics, electricity market design, environmental management, et al. with the use of operations research, applied probability and optimal control methods.

Key project responsibilities
  • Develop performance evaluation models and algorithms for the management of digital production and supply chain networks and validate them against simulation
  • Design production planning and control policies for supply chain networks
  • Describe and model the stucture of the supply network of the Bosch at Reutlingen plant
  • Address dynamic lotsizing and multi-stage production inventory control problems under uncertainty in the supply network of the Bosch at Reutlingen plant
Key Collaborations
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
Contact
Panepistimio Thessalias (University of Thessaly) - Department of Mechanical Engineering - Production Management Laboratory
Argonafton Filellinon
Greece
Persons in charge
George Liberopoulos
Professor of Production Management, Department of Mechanical Engineering
+30 2421021363
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.
  • Signify GmbH
  • 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
LFoundry SRL
Sector: Semi Conductor, OEM
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LFoundry is a large enterprise, located in Italy. It become since August 2016 a SMIC company, is the customer-specific manufacturer of choice for analog, mixed-signal and specialized technologies worldwide. LFoundry S.r.l. is an Italian headquartered leading specialized foundry with advanced 200mm manufacturing providing special capabilities and knowhow for: CMOS Image Sensors by CIS optimized processes down to 90nm and Back Side Illumination technology; Secure Microcontroller; Smart Power; CMO

Key project responsibilities
  • LFoundry is aware of the improvement that digital industry and Industry 4.0 concepts can introduce on the production line management and want to apply some of them to the new Manufacturing Execution System during phases of desgin, installation, testing and continuous improvement
Key Collaborations
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Statwolf Ltd.
Contact
LFoundry SRL
Via Antonio Pacinotti, 7
Italy
+39-0863-4231
lfoundry@pec.it
Persons in charge
Giorgio Melchiorre
Senior Process Quality Engineer
+39-0863-423949
Thales Nederland B.V.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM
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Thales Nederland is the Dutch subsidiary of the Thales Group. Thales Group, headquartered in Paris, France, is present in five main markets: aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security. Thales solutions have a role to play, wherever safety and security are critical. In all those markets Thales solutions help customers to make the right decisions at the right time and to act accordingly.

Key project responsibilities
  • Introducing a new PLM concept, the Digital Product Footprint
  • Developing and testing material planning and tracking software across companies
Key Collaborations
  • BetterSolutions S.A.
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Wapice Oy
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Contact
Thales Nederland B.V.
Zuidelijke Havenweg 40
Netherlands
Persons in charge
Kees Nieuwenhuis
Dr.
+31 653717569
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.
Midroc Automation AB
Sector: Automation, Engineering,
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Midroc is active in all industry sectors; from traditional basic industries to infrastructure.
We help our customers improve the utilization of resources and increase competitiveness.
With our project capability, we take full responsibility for both small and very large projects with power, automation, mechanical and process equipment.
We have the skills, practices and attitudes. This gives our customers simplicity and security.

Key project responsibilities
  • Involved in developing core systems of the Arrowhead Framework
  • Investigating improved and innovative business models for system integration based on the framework and technology of Productive 4.0
  • Investigating hardware and software solutions for usage in task T8.1.4
Key Collaborations
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • BnearIT AB
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Ericsson AB
  • Combitech AB
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
Contact
Midroc Automation AB
Telegrafgatan 6A
Sweden
Persons in charge
Oscar Carlsson
Project Manager
+46 10 470 75 00
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
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
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

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