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 Universität Wien
Sector: Research, Academia
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Technische Universität Wien (TUW) has about 20.000 students and a heavy emphasis on research in the engineering sciences. The Faculty of Informatics of TUW comprises about 3.000 students. The Institute for Computer Engineering (ICE) is one of its seven computer science institutes. Within ICE, Prof. Radu Grosu heads the Cyber-Physical Systems Group (CPS), the successor of the Real-Time Systems Group headed by Prof. Hermann Kopetz. Research is dedicated to all aspects of time-triggere

Key project responsibilities
  • Investigating application of nerual networks for predictive maintenence in industrial production systems.
  • Investigating application of time-sensitive communication on edge computing level within indistrial production systems and IIoT.
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Signify GmbH
  • TTTech Computertechnik AG
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
Contact
Technische Universität Wien
Karlsplatz 13
Austria
+4315880118211
haris@vmars.tuwien.ac.at
Persons in charge
Radu Grosu
Prof.
+43(1)58801-18211
Haris Isakovic
DI
+4315880118216
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Sector: Information Technology,
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New Nexus Mobile Solutions builds both business and consumer apps for all platforms. New Nexus Mobile Solutions guides organizations throughout the process: from consulting to realization and from implementation to maintenance.

Key project responsibilities
Key Collaborations
Contact
New Nexus Mobile B.V.
Handelsweg 6-8
Netherlands
+31592-266050
bhoekstra@newnexusmobile.nl
Persons in charge
+31 592 266050
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.
Konecranes Global Oy
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, Tier 1
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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers, including manufacturing and process industries, shipyards, ports and terminals. Konecranes provides productivity enhancing lifting solutions and services for lifting equipment of all makes. Konecranes is the market leader in global crane service operating in around 600 service locations in nearly 50 countries.

Key project responsibilities
  • In WP 1 and WP2, Konecranes participates in the definition of concepts and requirement specifications.
  • In WP 9, Konecranes participates in the field pilot planning and implementation.
  • In WP 10, Konecranes takes part in dissemination of the results through publications and seminars.
Key Collaborations
  • Metso Minerals Oy
  • Wapice Oy
  • CrossControl Oy
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
  • Tampere University of Technology
Contact
Konecranes Global Oy
Koneenkatu 8
Finland
+358 20 427 11
Persons in charge
Matti Kemppainen
Director, Research& Innovation
Heikki Mesiä
Senior Specialist, Crane Intelligence
+358 50 568 1271
Mikael Björkbom
Senior Chief Engineer, Tech Core Asset Intelligence Development
+358 50 544 1068
Rupesh More
Architect, Information, Tech IT Data to Knowledge
+358 50 486 2798
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Sector: Research, Academia
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The Chair of Chip Design for Embedded Systems (C3E) at TUBS, led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mladen Berekovic, has vast experience in embedded multi-core systems design, processor architecture and reconfigurable processors for DSP applications (Video, Wireless, Security), mobile robotics and reliable multi-processor systems design. A special focus is placed on transaction level design and design space explorations for multiprocessor systems.

Key project responsibilities
  • System-Level-Simulation
  • Design-Space-Exploration
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • OFFIS e.V.
Contact
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Mühlenpfordtstr. 23
Germany
+49 531/391-2376
berekovic@c3e.cs.tu-bs.de
Persons in charge
Mladen Berekovic
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Mladen Berekovic
+49 531/391-3166
Kinexon Industries GmbH
Sector: Information Technology, Tier 1
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KINEXON offers a key technology for the Internet of Things. The real time location system tracks the position, motion, and status of people & objects. The KINEXON solution consists of two core elements, namely a sophisticated sensor network and an analytics platform on which additional features can be setup. The technology is used by renowned customers for various applications in production & logistics, including asset tracking, navigation of driverless transport vehicles and process monitoring.

Key project responsibilities
  • High precision tracking of driverless transport vehicles and production objects
  • Seamless localization in indoor and outdoor environments
  • Optimization of storage structures
  • Process mapping and monitoring
Key Collaborations
  • Bayrische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
  • IEMTEC GmbH
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Contact
Kinexon Industries GmbH
Schellingstr. 35
Germany
+49 89 2006165-0
info@kinexon-industries.com
Persons in charge
Johannes Feldmeier
Project and Product Manager
+49 151 67643500
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
DANOBAT
Sector: Manufacturing, Machinery, OEM
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In DANOBATGROUP we develop and supply machine tools, turnkey lines and solutions for specific applications aimed at high-technology sectors and at customers with high technical requirements. Our offer comprises advanced machines ensuring high accuracy, reliability and productivity, designed to be able to handle the most complex machining processes. Advanced solutions for the manufacture of high value-added components which are developed in close collaboration with leading companies.

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide a Case Study
Key Collaborations
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa (MCC)
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
DANOBAT
Arriaga kalea, 21
Spain
+34 943 74 80 44
danobat@danobat.com
Persons in charge
Jokin Mugarza
Mr.
+34 688686468
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
ULMA Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Sector: Automation, Tier 2
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ULMA Embedded Solutions offer specialized in consulting, design, development, test and support services along the whole custom embedded product lifecycle. We also help our customers with tool integration and customization for stringent development processes and standard compliance. We are focused on embedded systems for safety- and mission-critical applications providing complete custom hardware and software solutions or specific parts like FPGAs or device drivers.

Key project responsibilities
  • Supply HW and SW components to be used in the use case 9.3
Key Collaborations
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Ideko S. Coop.
Contact
ULMA Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Garagaltza Auzoa 51
Spain
+34943250300
info@ulmaembedded.com
Persons in charge
INAZIO LAZKANOITURBURU
Sensors Business Manager
+34943250300
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
Sector: Automotive, Tier 1
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TWT provides the full range of services in digital product development from one source: from the
conceptual design to geometric and functional optimization and validation through simulation.
Furthermore, our business is strongly influenced by a very close interaction with information and
communication technologies. This fact enables us to provide custom-made and cost-efficient solutions with
one goal: the success of our clients’ products.

Key project responsibilities
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Digital Twin
Key Collaborations
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Contact
TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
Ernsthaldenstraße 17
Germany
+497 1121 57 770
info@twt-gmbh.de
Persons in charge
Christian Koenig
Dr.
+49895404558747
Ulrich Odefey
Dr.
+497 1121 57 771684
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Sector: Research, OEM
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Ad de Beer (M) studied mechanical engineering in the field of precision engineering at the Amsterdam High school and is currently working at Philips EuroPartners. He is a business consultant and is focussed on priority areas such as new business models for our HealthTech applications, new partnerships and new technologies with a connecting function to investigate, bring and launch initiatives, innovations and enthusiastic people or businesses getting in touch with each other. He has a 17 years’

Key project responsibilities
  • R&D co-operative programs.
  • Search for strategic partnership to get eligible projects and writing new proposals
  • Project Management and overseas relationships
  • All project management activities in the projects
Key Collaborations
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Contact
Philips Electronics Nederland B.V.
Boschdijk 52
Netherlands
+31 6 13722049
ad.de.beer@philips.com
Persons in charge
Ad de Beer
Mr.
+31 6 13722049
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
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
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Sector: Automation, Information Technology, Research, Academia
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The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) is a key player in research, development and innovation in four main areas: defence and security, nuclear and renewable energies, technological research for industry, fundamental research in the physical sciences and life sciences.
Since it was first set up, the CEA has been involved in transferring scientific knowledge and innovation “from research to industry”.

Key project responsibilities
  • technical contribution (WP1, WP5 and WP8) and dissemination activities (WP10)
  • WP8: CEA will bring its expertise in coordination middleware (LINC). It will be used to allow hot smart reconfiguration (both negotiated and transactional) of the whole system, combining information coming from raw information/alerts or combined alerts/conditions, taking into account context and dynamic aspects of the fab and ensuring functional consistency at global system level. In collaboration with ST CROLLES and BAG-ERA, CEA will demonstrate the supervision/coordination of a global system by providing a functional prototype and its GUI
  • WP1: safety and security properties within the Arrowhead Framework: from design architecture to rapid prototyping of CPS; ensuring coherence between WP1 and WP8 CEA contributions on the ST use case
  • WP5: CEA will bring its expertise on dataflow / workflow model of computation combining scheduling approaches and real time constraints to model workflows in the factory and supply chain model, focusing on the semi-conductor industry and equipment providers.
Key Collaborations
  • Agileo Automation
  • BAG-ERA
  • STMicroelectronics Crolles 2 SAS
Contact
Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Bâtiment Le ponant D 25 rue Leblanc
France
Persons in charge
Daniela Cancila
PhD, expert on safety for CPS on behalf of CEA
+33(0)169080107

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