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 108 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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FUNDING AUTHORITIES

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.

ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.
Sector: Research, Academia
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IFAK, founded in 1991, is a non-profit research institute with about 50 employees (graduate engineers, PhDs, Professors, guest scientists and students). The legal representative of the institute is a registered non-profit association. The focus of IFAK’s research lies in the field of automation in manifold application areas like process industry, environmental engineering, traffic, industrial communication, sensor and measurement technology and information technology.

Key project responsibilities
  • Contribute to a robust IoT and SoS based system architecture platform supporting automation and digitization for sustainable production
  • Design of editor tools for describing service semantics of production equipment within the Productive 4.0 communication infrastructure
Key Collaborations
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
Contact
ifak - Institut für Automation und Kommunikation e.V.
Werner-Heisenberg-Str. 1
Germany
+49 391 990140
finanzen@ifak.eu
Persons in charge
Ulrich Jumar
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901410
Diedrich Christian
Prof. Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901415
Thomas Bangemann
Dr.-Ing.
+49 391 9901480
Unger Fabrikker AS
Sector: Chemical, Tier 1
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Unger Fabrikker A.S is one of Europe's leading producers of anionic surfactants, and the only one of it's kind in Scandinavia. Unger manufactures and exports throughout the world, a wide variety of surfactant raw materials applied in household detergents, personal care and institutional products, as well as functional additives for industrial applications.

Key project responsibilities
  • Unger is the task leader for Use case in WP9.4 - Chemical Production
Key Collaborations
  • Prediktor AS
  • Høgskolen i Østfold – Østfold University College
  • Tellu IoT AS
  • Stiftelsen Sintef
Contact
Unger Fabrikker AS
Narntegata 25
Norway
+4769708200
post@unger.no
Persons in charge
Per-Olav Hansen
Automation Engineer
+4769708258/+4797717834
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
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
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
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
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
Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa S.COOP.
Sector: ,
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MONDRAGON Corporation is a cooperative alliance shaped by mutually independent cooperatives. These group´s corporate services lay on Mondragon S.COOP. who coordinates research joint agreements in several strategic areas, being one of them Industry 4.0 – Advanced Manufacturing. Present in the industrial, financial and retail sectors, it also pursues important initiatives in the fields of knowledge and education. MONDRAGON S.COOP.’s I&T department provides the business perspective to R&D projects,

Key project responsibilities
  • Provide support to DANOBAT in the definition of its servitization strategy and the development of new business models associated to it.
  • Spanish consortium coordination.
Key Collaborations
  • Asociacion de Empresas Tecnologicas Innovalia
  • Bosonit SL
  • DANOBAT GROUP
  • Ideko S. Coop.
  • MONDRAGON ASSEMBLY, S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Goi Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria Arizmendiarrieta S. Coop.
  • Mondragon Sistemas De Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa
  • Savvy Data Systems SL
  • Trimek S.A.
  • Ulma Embedded Solutions, S. Coop.
Contact
Mondragón Corporación Cooperativa S.COOP.
Paseo José María Arizmendiarrieta 5 - 2º
Spain
+34 943 779 309
innovation@mondragoncorporation.com
Persons in charge
Naiara Goia
Senior Manager - Innovation & Tecnology
+34 943 779 353
Irantzu Murguiondo
Innovation Technician
+34 943 779 369
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Sector: Research, Academia
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The University of Applied Sciences Burgenland “Fachhochschule Burgenland” (FHB) is a well-established Institution in the area of the Universities of Applied Sciences in Austria, operating in Eisenstadt and Pinkafeld. FHB offers a set of Bachelor and Master Programs with a strong link between research and teaching in the Departments for Information Technology and Information Management, Economics with Focus on Central and East Europe, Energy and Environmental Management, Health, Social Sciences.

Key project responsibilities
  • Analysis of CPPS standards and best practice guidelines to derive security and cost metrics [WP1]
  • Design of a platform to enable self-adaptive CPPS considering security and the cost of security [WP1]
  • Development of a prototype for enabling self-adaptation in IoT and cloud based CPPS systems [WP1]
  • Validation of the approach proposed in WP1 [WP8]
  • Scientific Publications [WP10]
  • Organising Lectures and dissemination of research outputs to students [WP10]
  • Contribution of outputs to the open source domain [WP10]
Key Collaborations
  • AVL LIST GMBH
  • Luleå tekniska universitet
  • GUEP Software GmbH
Contact
Fachhochschule Burgenland GmbH
Campus 1
Austria
+43 5 7705
office@fh-burgenland.at
Persons in charge
Markus Tauber
Prof (FH) Dr
004366488134515
Silia Maksuti
DI
0043 5 7705-5450
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

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