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.

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
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
Politecnico di Milano
Sector: Research, Academia
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Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) is a leading Italian technical university. The Manufacturing and Production System Lab is part of the Mechanical Engineering Department. This Lab has expertise in the design, analysis and optimization of production systems and the implementation of these methods in industry. It has extensive experience in the development and coordination of large innovation projects, including EU funded projects, as well as in the transfer of technological innovations to industry.

Key project responsibilities
  • WP5: Stochastic Model for the system design and planning approaches for the Bosch use-case
  • WP5: Integration of Production Logistics, Quality and Maintenance in the Stochastic Model
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Koç Üniversitesi
  • LFoundry SRL
  • Universität zu Köln
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
Contact
Politecnico di Milano
Piazza Leonardo da Vinci 32
Italy
Persons in charge
Tullio Antonio Maria Tolio
Full Professor, Director of ITIA-CNR
Marcello Colledani
Professor
+39 02 2399 8530
Maria Chiara Magnanini
Engineer
+39 02 2399 8592
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
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
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
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
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Institute of Material Handling and Logistics (IFL) is focused on stochastic analyses of material handling systems. Simulation models and analytical approaches have been developed and validated based on transfer projects in practice. A core competence lies in the development, application and analysis of discrete-time queueing models. Methods for batch size optimization and the determination of the waiting time distribution of customer orders of a multilevel supply chain have been developed.

Key project responsibilities
  • Workpackage 4 Leader
  • Methods for analysing the structure of the physical system
  • Description and modelling of demand and production processes
  • Stochastic models for manufacturing systems
  • Model evaluation and validation
Key Collaborations
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • SimPlan AG
  • Universität zu Köln
  • University of Limerick
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Koç Üniversitesi
Contact
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Kaiserstraße 12
Germany
Persons in charge
Kai Furmans
Prof. Dr-Ing.
+49 721 608 48600
Thomas Setzer
Prof. Dr.
+49 721 9654 866
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
Applied Materials Belgium
Sector: Automation, Semi Conductor, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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We are the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.

Key project responsibilities
  • Enable collaboration between industrial companies and R&D organisations
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Applied Materials Belgium
Kapeldreef 75/Bat C1
Belgium
Persons in charge
Victor Acinas
EU Funded Programmes Manager
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
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
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
Harokopio University
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Harokopio University of Athens (HUA) is a highly prestigious institution in the area of Information and Communication Technologies. The department of Informatics and Telematics of HUA team that will participate in Productive4.0 conducts research for numerous years in areas related to the design, management and performance evaluation of high-speed telecommunication infrastructures and services, healthcare and transportation, service-oriented architectures and e-government.

Key project responsibilities
  • Dissemination and communication
  • Exploitation framework
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • INTRASOFT Intl. SA
  • G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Contact
Harokopio University
9, Omirou str.,
Greece
+302109549426
gdimitra@hua.gr
Persons in charge
George Dimitrakopoulos
Asst. prof
+302109549426
Dimosthenis Anagnostopoulos
Prof.
+302109549420
Angeliki Karagiannaki
post doctoral researcher
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

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