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
Høgskolen i Østfold - Østfold University College
Sector: Research, Academia
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Østfold University College has around 100 studies taught in new and modern premises.
The university college has a total of just under 7,000 students. There are nearly 3,600 ordinary students at campus Halden, nearly 2,400 ordinary students at campus Fredrikstad, and nearly 1,000 students are taking continuing and further education programmes under the auspices of HiØ VIDERE (Centre for Continuing Education) at both campuses.
The school has more than 550 members of staff.

Key project responsibilities
  • HIOF is Work Package co-lead for Standardization
  • HIOF is Task Leader for Requirements on Architectural Frameworks
  • HIOF supports the chemical production use-case at Unger Fabrikker
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • BnearIT AB
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • FORTISS GMBH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Prediktor AS
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
Contact
Høgskolen i Østfold - Østfold University College
Remmen
Norway
+47 69 60 80 00
postmottak@hiof.no
Persons in charge
Øystein Haugen
Professor
+47 913 90 914
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
Siltronic AG
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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SAG is a global leader in the market for ultra-pure silicon wafers and the partner of numerous leading chip manufacturers. SAG develops and manufactures wafers with diameters of up to 300 mm at production sites in Europe, Asia and the United States.
Virtually all the major chip manufacturers are customers of SAG. Due to our technological competence, quality, a high degree of customer orientation and our international orientation we have achieved a place among the top suppliers.

Key project responsibilities
  • High automated transport systems in semiconductor wafer fabs
  • Fully automatic guided vehicle ready installed and in production mode running in a Si-Wafer Fab.
  • Concept an alpha-tool design and evaluate it in the 300 mm polishing area in the Siltronic fab after DSP
  • Roll out to the full polishing area using more than one AGV and adept all equipments
Key Collaborations
  • SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl.-Inf. Manfred Austen GmbH
Contact
Siltronic AG
Hanns-Seidel Platz 4
Germany
+49 89 8564-3000
info@siltronic.com
Persons in charge
Christian Heedt
Dr.
+49 3731 278-7028
Christian Brandt
Dr.
+49 8677 83-7231
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
Tellu IoT AS
Sector: Information Technology,
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Tellu IoT's mission is to facilitate the creation and operation of innovative and Trustworthy IOT Services in mission critical solutions and enable innovative efficient real-time operation of our customers’ end-user applications.
Tellu IoT's product offerings: TelluCloud integration platform, TelluCloud IoT Gateway

Key project responsibilities
  • Tellu IoTcontributes in following work packages: 3, 7 and 9. The objective is to increase the product quality in chemical production use-case by effectively using our systems for instrumentation, acqusition of sensor data, data analysis and visualisation.
Key Collaborations
  • Prediktor AS
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
Contact
Tellu IoT AS
Office Lensmannslia 4
Norway
+47 672 112 40
post@tellu.no
Persons in charge
Knut Eilif Husa
CTO
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
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Sector: Semi Conductor, Engineering, Tier 2
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The semiconductor products manufactured at the Hungarian Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd play an important role in the field of electric cars, autonomous vehicles, photovoltaic and wind turbines, but also in the field of data security therefore, our products must be highly reliable.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
Infineon Technologies AG Cegléd
Ipartelepi út 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
Jozsef Garaguly
IE Team Leader
Prediktor AS
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Since 1995, Prediktor has delivered advanced industrial IT tools and solutions (ICT) to a wide range of industries (solar, oil & gass, maritime, automotive, food & feed,).
Prediktor’s offerings:
- APIS, a real-time software platform for high performance data collection, storage, processing and visualization.
- Turn-key industrial IT solutions such as MES and APC for production industries
- Spektron, online analytical NIR instruments for real-time measurement of fat, water and protein.

Key project responsibilities
  • Prediktor contributes in following work packages: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9.
  • The overall objective is directly relted to the chemical production use-case, which is about making the future production (of chemical products) more efficient and agile.
  • Our deep knowledge within technical fields such as data acqusition & storage, soft sensoring, data mining & machine learning, digital twin development and optimal process control, will help us achieve the deliverables in this project.
Key Collaborations
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
  • Tellu IoT AS
Contact
Prediktor AS
Habornveien 48 B
Norway
Persons in charge
Thomas Petterson
CEO
+47 90535015
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
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Sector: Research, Tier 1, Tier 2
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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd is one of the leading research and technology organisations in Europe. Our research and innovation services give our partners, both private and public, all over the world a competitive edge. We pave the way for the future by developing new smart technologies, profitable solutions and innovation services.

We create technology for business – for the benefit of society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Test leader: T9.6 - Machine and fleet management offered as industrial services
  • Specify, develop and integrate required concepts and analysis tools for industrial product lifecycle services
Key Collaborations
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Vuorimiehentie 3
Finland
+358 20 722 111
info@vtt.fi
Persons in charge
Jari Halme
Senior Scientist
+358 50 547 6542
Olli Ventä
Senior Principal Scientist
+358 40 061 8978
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
ABB AG
Sector: Automation, Research, OEM
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ABB in brief

ABB is a pioneering technology leader that works closely with utility, industry, transport and infrastructure customers in roughly 100 countries. With more than four decades at the forefront of digital technologies, we are a leader in digitally connected and enabled industrial equipment and systems with an installed base of more than 70,000 control systems connecting 70 million devices.

Key project responsibilities
  • T8.2.3 Smart Services for Trusted Manufacturing Site
  • The aim is to provide practical solutions and implementations of big data and predictive analytics techniques to support the engineering of robotics solution as well as effective operation of the manufacturing site.
  • Task 1 Data analytics: Application of big data and predictive analytics techniques in order to extract actionable insights from cyber physical system (CPS), Industrie 4.0-enabled components (e.g. robot, PLC, track) and surrounding environment (e.g. production line), with a focus on environments with human-machine interaction. The aim is to make manufacturing sites easily adaptable and scalable to new production needs.
  • Task 2 Robot Skills: Development of an interoperable platform for skill-level programming taking into account human-machine interactions. This skill-level programming platform will enable engineers with process knowledge but limited/no (robot) programming knowledge to engineer, program and operate robots in a production line in a safe, easy and fast manner.
  • Task 3 Bidirectional coupling of the advanced analytics and the skill-level programming platform: Bidirectional coupling of the advanced analytics and the skill-level programming platform. The analytics have the potential to identify, evaluate and test (simulate) new programming skills or requirements for programming skills. Programmed skills, e.g. in the form of a library, can be used to guide and supervise the analytics.
Key Collaborations
Contact
ABB AG
Kallstadter Strasse 1
Germany
Persons in charge
Pablo Rodríguez Carrión
R&D Project Manager
0049 6203 71 6022
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
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Sector: Research, Academia
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CISTER (Research Centre in Real-Time and Embedded Computing Systems) is a Research Unit based at the School of Engineering (ISEP) of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal.
CISTER has been contributing with seminal research works in: real-time networks and protocols; wireless sensor networks; cyber-physical systems; real-time programming paradigms and operating systems; distributed embedded systems; cooperative computing and QoS-aware applications and scheduling.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contributor to the Arrowhead Architecture
  • Contributor to the Arrowhead QoS support
Key Collaborations
  • Aalborg Universitet
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • BnearIT AB
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia / Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida 431
Portugal
+351 22 834 0502
LLF@ISEP.IPP.PT
Persons in charge
Luis Lino Ferreira
Prof.
+351 96 6758793

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