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.

Partners

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.

AVL LIST GMBH
Sector: Automotive, Tier 1, Tier 2
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AVL is the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. AVL is acting in the following scope of business: Development of Powertrain Systems, Simulation, Engine Instrumentation and Test Systems.

Key project responsibilities
  • Scalable analytics: Data exploration, Data mining, Scale-out architectures, Data-local processing.
  • Challenge complexity: Provide smart diagnostics and maintenance integration across a wide range of heterogeneous systems, from simple sensors all the way up to complex networked automated test fields.
  • Continuous monitoring and optimization of product costs during design from concept to serial production constantly matching with the development targets.
Key Collaborations
  • evolaris next level GmbH
  • GUEP Software GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG
  • Kompetenzzentrum – Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie
Contact
AVL LIST GMBH
Hans-List-Platz 1
Austria
+43 316 787 0
info@avl.com
Persons in charge
Christoph Sams
Cost Engineer Advanced Methods
+43 316 787 5164
Peter Priller
Technology Scout Embedded Systems
+43 316 787 1232
Nadine Knopper
Specialist EU Project Management
+43 316 787 5381
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
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
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
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Sector: Research, Engineering, Academia
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The Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) was founded in 1782. It now has 110 departments and institutes. With over 1700 researchers and lecturers, BME issues over 70% of engineering degrees in Hungary annually. Within the university, the Department of Telecommunications and Media Informatics (TMIT) as part of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics is involved in Internet-based telecommuincations and mobile telecommunication systems primarily.

Key project responsibilities
  • Key contributor to the Arrowhead platform design and implementation
  • Developer of various software and hardware components for the Tier 2 use cases
  • We provide our expertise in our research fields, related to big data analytics, various communication protocols and network management
Key Collaborations
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • evopro Innovation Kft.
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Műegyetem rkp. 3
Hungary
Persons in charge
Pál Varga
Associate Professor
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
Statwolf Ltd.
Sector: Information Technology, OEM, Tier 1, Tier 2
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Statwolf is an all-in-one business application platform that delivers tailor-made data intelligence solutions. Statwolf draws on input data from multiple sources, making it easy to monitor and compare. Statwolf helps Companies with custom-built data modelling solution, to manage high complexity problems. To do so, Statwolf platform is customized to individual clients to perfectly fulfill needs related to Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive analytics.

Key project responsibilities
  • Identify rights data sources
  • Handle data integration and manipulation with state-of-the-art big data technologies
  • Develop big-data and advanced machine learning software
  • Consult, configure and maintain various databases (both SQL and noSQL)
  • Provide web-based and mobile GUIs, designed for each specific user, in order to maximize user adoption and jointly minimize the training phase
Key Collaborations
  • LFoundry SRL
Contact
Statwolf Ltd.
51/52 Fitzwilliam Square
Ireland
info@statwolf.com
Persons in charge
Simone Pampuri
CEO
+353 86 050 8184
TTTech Computertechnik AG
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Research, Tier 1, Tier 2
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TTTech is a global leader in the field of robust networking and safety controls. TTTech solutions improve the safety and reliability of electronic systems in the industrial and transportation sectors, with a portfolio of products that are helping to make the Industrial Internet of Things and autonomous driving a reality. These solutions support highly scalable and modular open real-time architectures based on Deterministic Ethernet, including IEEE TSN and SAE Time-Triggered Ethernet standard.

Key project responsibilities
  • Enabling reliable and reconfigurable real-time networking
  • Computation in the network edge based on Deterministic Ethernet
  • Fog computing in industrial automation
Key Collaborations
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Engine Power Components Group Europe SL
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Technische Universität Wien
  • Trimek S.A.
Contact
TTTech Computertechnik AG
Schoenbrunner Strasse 7
Austria
+43 1 585 34 34-0
office@tttech.com
Persons in charge
Anna Ryabokon
Dr.
+43 1 585 34 34-4099
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Sector: Automotive, Semi Conductor, OEM
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NXP Semiconductors N.V. enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions markets

Key project responsibilities
  • Security
  • Blockchain / distributed ledger technologies
Key Collaborations
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • Combitech AB
  • AITIA INTERNATIONAL Informatikai Zártkörűen
  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
  • Volvo Lastvagnar Sverige AB
Contact
NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH
Troplowitzstrasse 20
Germany
+49 40 5613 3063
till.witt@nxp.com
Persons in charge
Till S. Witt
Project Manager
+49 173 99 13 6 13
Kiran Shekhar
Architect
49 40 5613 3193
G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Sector: Information Technology,
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GNT is an ICT company with significant expertise in the areas of design, development, installation and maintenance of integrated information systems. It utilizes the latest developments in ICT (client/server & three-/ n-tier architectures, relational databases, web-based & mobile applications). GNT activities include tailor-made SW development, advanced data mining & data analytics, machine learning algorithms, intelligent transportation systems, future networks-architectures & services.

Key project responsibilities
  • Involvement in the design, support and development of reliable data mining techniques and algorithms for secure communication within the supply chain and through the product lifecycle
  • Support the design and develop reliable routing algorithms for Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Support the development of encryption and decryption algorithms
  • Develop an authorization, authentication and rights management framework
  • Support the setup of a secure communication environment though the design and development of algorithms for localization and communication
  • Evaluate the selection and the integration of the HW components
  • Contribute to the IoT enabled SW, by supporting the implementation of the data aggregation algorithms from distributed sensor networks
  • Contribute to the identification of the modelling requirements and process of the IoT enabling components
  • Contribute to the design and development of the Productive4.0 platform from a technical point of view, in terms of integration of smart services (based on IoT), both in a business and in a technical level
  • Contribution to the new business models development
  • Contribution in exploitation tools and services definition
  • Enhance dissemination activities through publications, talks, conference contributions and workshop organization
Key Collaborations
  • Harokopio University
  • Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (TNO)
  • INTRASOFT Intl. SA
  • IMA s.r.o., Institut mikroelektronických aplikací
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Philips Consumer Lifestyle B.V.
  • TWT GmbH Science & Innovation
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
Contact
G.N.T. SYSTIMATA PLIROFORIKIS AE
Eleytherias 2-4
Greece
Persons in charge
George Bravos
Research & Development Manager
+30 6944258643
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
Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
Sector: Automotive, Automation, Information Technology, Research, Academia
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CETMA is a non-profit operating consortium which carries out applied research activities on materials, processes and techniques in order to develop products in industrial and services sectors. Our mission is to increase technologies such as Information Technology, Materials, Industrial Design. The Information Technology Department promotes industrial research activities in the field of ICT: Product Engineering, Industrial Design, Logistics and Transport, KnowledgeManagement, Virtual Reality

Key project responsibilities
  • Development of a VR module, capable of displaying three-dimensional representation for production chain and its equipment, providing information related to virtual production steps by visualization of output coming from simulation models
Key Collaborations
Contact
Centro di Ricerche Europeo di Tecnologie Design e Materiali (CETMA)
Via Cittadella della ricerca
Italy
Persons in charge
Marco Chirivì
Engineer
+39 831 449516
Lucio Colizzi
Engineer
+39 831 449500
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
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

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