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.

Aix-Marseille Université
Sector: Research, Academia
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AMU_LSIS, created in 2002, is a research unit. Nearly 130 researchers and professors and more than 140 PhD students work in the lab. The research activities are structured into three poles: Computer science, Systems and Image. The objective is to have projects with scientific leading tools, to create dynamics in our activities, to ensure excellence at national or international level. Our vocation is to develop fundamental and applied research associated to social and economic world demand.

Key project responsibilities
  • Robotics
  • Reconfiguration of control law
  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Human/robots interaction
Key Collaborations
  • STMicroelectronics Rousset SAS
Contact
Aix-Marseille Université
Bd Charles Livon Jardin du Pharo 58
France
Persons in charge
Guillaume GRATON
Associate professor
+33 4 91 05 60 59
Mustapha OULADSINE
Professor
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
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
Bosonit SL
Sector: Information Technology,
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Bosonit is specialized in enhancing and advancing IT systems by:
- Designing and implementing big data infrastructures
- Incorporating Business Intelligence & Analytics (BI&A) techniques
- Building smart IoT-based solutions.
Its expertise comprises:
- Capture, storage, management and transfor-mation of data.
- Generation of cogent and meaningful information.
- Smart visualization and decision making applications.
- Prototypying for proof of concept

Key project responsibilities
  • Requirements for data acquisition
  • Data integration and fusion
  • Algorithms for monitoring, pattern detection, failure prediction and decision making
  • Dashboards for different users
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Contact
Bosonit SL
C/ Portales 71, 2º
Spain
0034941123251
sara.madariaga@bosonit.com
Persons in charge
Sara Madariaga
Dr.
0034941123251
Miguel Fernández-Morales
Mr.
0034941123251
Stiftelsen SINTEF
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Semi Conductor, Research, Academia
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SINTEF Foundation is a broadly based, multidisciplinary research institute with international top-level expertise in technology, medicine and social sciences. We carry out research assignments as R & D partner for business and administration and is among the four largest contract research institutes in Europe.

Our goal is to be a world leading research institute. We develop values and solutions to some of today's major societal challenges.

Our vision is: Technology for a better society.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration and orchestration of heterogeneous sensor and monitoring nodes
  • Develop features for data monitoring, data handling and dynamic data pipeline management
  • Standardization of languages and architectures (cloud computing)
Key Collaborations
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Prediktor AS
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Unger Fabrikker AS
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
Stiftelsen SINTEF
Forskningsveien 1
Norway
Persons in charge
Øystein Haugen
Senior Researcher
+47 91390914
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
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
Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Sector: Automotive, OEM
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The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, and services. Founded in 1927, Volvo Group has approximately 100 000 employees today. Volvo Trucks Corporation is one of the legal entities within the Volvo Group and the second-largest heavy-duty truck brand in the world with a production structure based on global presence.

Key project responsibilities
  • Task T1.5 leader
  • Task T8.1.4 leader
Key Collaborations
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Ericsson AB
  • Combitech AB
  • Midroc Automation AB
Contact
Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Gropegårdsgatan 2
Sweden
Persons in charge
Richard Hedman
Research & Technology Development Engineer
+46 31 3234619
Koç Üniversitesi
Sector: Research, Academia
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The research areas of Industrial Engineering and Operations Management research group at Koç University are production systems and scheduling, supply chain management, logistics, service operations, data mining as well as service operations, optimization theory and algorithm.

The expertise of Prof. Dr. Barış Tan and his research group are in design, analysis and control of production systems, cooperation in supply chains, analytical modeling techniques and business model innovation.

Key project responsibilities
  • Design, planning, and control of production systems by using analytical methods
  • Developing data-driven methods for modeling and control of production systems
  • Developing planning methods with cooperation among different producers in the supply chain
  • Developing product rollover strategies
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Politecnico di Milano
  • Universität Mannheim
  • Panepistimio Thessalias
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Koç Üniversitesi
Koç University Rumelifeneri Campus
Turkey
+902123381000
info@ku.edu.tr
Persons in charge
Barış Tan
Professor and Vice President for Academic Affairs
+902123381459
Fikri Karaesmen
Professor of Industrial Engineering
+902123381718
Metso Minerals Oy
Sector: Engineering, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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Metso is a world leading industrial company serving the mining, aggregates, recycling, oil, gas, pulp, paper and process industries. We help our customers improve their operational efficiency, reduce risks and increase profitability by using our unique knowledge, experienced people and innovative solutions to build new, sustainable ways of growing together.
Our products range from mining and aggregates processing equipment and systems to industrial valves and controls.

Key project responsibilities
  • Metso participates in the pilot on machine and fleet management offered as industrial services.
  • Metso participates in the development of systems integration and data combination from different data sources to serve customers with new functionality and analytics.
Key Collaborations
  • Wapice Oy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
Contact
Metso Minerals Oy
Lokomonkatu 3
Finland
Persons in charge
Janne Kytökari
Director, Monitoring and Control
Antti Jaatinen
Development Manager
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
Infineon Technologies Ireland Ltd.
Sector: Semi Conductor, Tier 2
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Infineon Technologies Ireland (IFIE) is one of Infineon Technologies AG’s (IFAG) leading Customer Logistic Management (CLM) Centres worldwide and by far the largest in Europe. The company manages a large part of the orders and deliveries for IFAG to and from customers predominantly but not only located in EMEA, ranging from automotive and industrial through consumer companies to distribution partners and EMS providers.

Key project responsibilities
  • - Provide data, experience and know-how to enable accurate modelling of Supply Chain Network
  • - Support validation of analytical tools
Key Collaborations
  • University of Limerick
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • SimPlan AG
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Universität zu Köln
Contact
Infineon Technologies Ireland Ltd.
Fumbally Square, 2nd Floor, Fumbally Lane, New Street
Ireland
+35317999567
Yilin.Chen@infineon.com
Persons in charge
Yilin Chen
Ms
+35317999567
Randolph Knobloch
Mr
+353 1 7999 530
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Sector: Automation, Engineering, Machinery, Tier 2
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For more than 20 years, XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH has been developing and manufacturing machines and plants for the automation of production processes in the automotive, electronic, photovoltaic and medical technology sector.

Key project responsibilities
  • Concept development for automation of non standard production processes
  • Process development with integration of smart components
  • Smart and intelligent automation solutions for touch free wafer handling
  • Proof of functionality of selected key processes with hardware demonstrator
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
  • ZS-Handling GmbH
  • Hochschule Stralsund
Contact
XENON Automatisierungstechnik GmbH
Heidelberger Straße 1
Germany
+49 351 40109 100
mail@xenon-automation.com
Persons in charge
+49 351 40209-100
Hartmut Freitag
Dr.Ing.
+49 351 40209-100
FORTISS GMBH
Sector: Research, Academia
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fortiss is a non-profit research and transfer institute under sponsorship of the Bavarian Ministry for Economics, with the focus on software-intensive systems and services. It provides a co-location center where practitioners work together with researchers for advancing application-driven research and for facilitating an accelerated transfer of ICT research results into industrial practice.

Key project responsibilities
  • Open source PLC Environment Eclipse 4diac for smart mechatronic components
  • IoT enabled smart mechatronic production components
  • Real-time service-oriented architectures
Key Collaborations
  • OFFIS e.V.
  • Tampere University of Technology
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Infineon Technologies AG
Contact
FORTISS GMBH
Guerickestraße 25
Germany
Persons in charge
Alois Zoitl
Dr
+49 (89) 3603522 535
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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