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.

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
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
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
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
Pforzheimer Straße 16
Germany
+49 351 40109 100
mail@xenon-automation.com
Persons in charge
+49 351 40209-100
Hartmut Freitag
Dr.Ing.
+49 351 40209-100
evopro Innovation Kft.
Sector: ,
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Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
evopro Innovation Kft.
Hauszmann Alajos street 2
Hungary
Persons in charge
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
Tampere University of Technology
Sector: Research, Academia
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Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts research in the fields of technology and architecture and provides higher education. In Productive4.0 the work is carried out by the Information Systems in Automation research group focusing on model-based software development and service-based integration solutions in automation and production environments. Experience particularly in service architectures as well as and information models and semantics in system integrations benefit the project.

Key project responsibilities
  • Integration architecture specification and development, automated composition of functionality and data
  • Application of the platform and development for machine and fleet management offered as industrial services
Key Collaborations
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Konecranes Global Oy
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • FORTISS GMBH
Contact
Tampere University of Technology
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
Finland
Persons in charge
David Hästbacka
Academy Postdoctoral Researcher
+358 40 849 0016
Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2, Academia
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Philips Consumer Lifestyle plays a central role to fulfill the needs of consumers worldwide. Philips delivers intense experiences matching social and emotional needs of our clients in their home situation. We deliver custom solutions aiming at global differences, from the start of the day with a cup of coffee to a healthy evening meal. Our key strategic advantage is a combination of our global strong brand, our insights in peoples whichs and our extraordinary expertise on technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Creating a link between consumer product and factory infrastructure
  • Introduce traceability in the factory
  • Collaborate with partners within Productive4.0
  • Work package owner of WP2 and WP9
  • Task owner of T2.1, T2.3, T2.4, T3.2 & T9.1
  • Use case owner (T9.1)
  • Contributing to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP6 & WP9
Key Collaborations
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • New Nexus Mobile B.V.
  • Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Contact
Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
Oliemolenstraat 5
Nederland
+31 512 599 111
Persons in charge
Stephanie Stevens
MSc
+31 6 21174827
Universität zu Köln - Department of Supply Chain Management and Production
Sector: Research, Academia
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The research team of the department of Supply Chain Management and Production at the University of Cologne focusses on the development and practical application of mathematical decision models and solution approaches (including simulation and software development) to support Supply Chain and Production Planning. Problems with random as well as deterministic supply and demand are considered.

Key project responsibilities
  • Coordinator (Research) of Work Package 5
  • Development of dynamic lot sizing approaches for random demand and random yield (WP 5)
Key Collaborations
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
Contact
Universität zu Köln - Department of Supply Chain Management and Production
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
Germany
+49 221 470 3378
tempelmeier@wiso.uni-koeln.de
Persons in charge
Horst Tempelmeier
Prof. Dr.
+49 221 470 3378
Patricia Behrens
M.Sc.
+49 221 470 2731
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
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
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
Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Sector: Automation, OEM
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The Bavarian based company Serva Transport Systems is well-known for its automated guided vehicles (AGV) for vehicle logistics in the automotive industry as well as car park facilities. Serva started off with the parking robot RAY. RAY automatically performs a 3D scan of the dimensions of each car before lifting it up at the wheels. At Dusseldorf Airport, clients have been parking successfully with RAY since 2014 and since the beginning of 2015 RAY is in use at the Ingolstadt Audi plant.

Key project responsibilities
  • autonomous driving
  • smart planning
  • logistic robotics
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
Contact
Serva Transport Systems GmbH
Renkenweg 3
Germany
+49 8031 2728870
info@serva-ts.com
Persons in charge
Rupert Koch
Mr
+49 8031 2728870
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
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

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