Productive4.0 Electronics and ICT as enabler for digital industry and optimized supply chain management covering the entire product lifecycle


The main objective of Productive4.0 is to achieve improvement of digitizing the European industry by electronics and ICT. Ultimately, the project aims at suitability for everyday application across all industrial sectors – up to TRL8. It addresses various industrial domains with one single approach of digitalization. What makes the project unique is the holistic system approach of consistently focusing on the three main pillars: digital automation, supply chain networks and product lifecycle management, all of which interact and influence each other. This is part of the new concept of introducing seamless automation and network solutions as well as enhancing the transparency of data, their consistence and overall efficiency. Representing over 100 partners from 19 EU and other associated countries, it is a European project, indeed.

Hands-on solutions for the European industry:

  • Productive4.0 tackles technological and conceptual approaches in the field of Industry 4.0. The term comprises IIoT
  • (Industrial Internet of Things), CPS (Cyber Physical Systems) and Automation.
  • The innovation project takes a step further towards hands-on solutions. In the process, practical reference implementations such as 3D printerfarms, customised production or self-learning robot systems will benefit in fields like service-oriented architecture (SOA), IOT components & infrastructures, process virtualization or standardization.
  • In addition to furnishing the industry with tailor-made digital solutions, the Productive4.0 Framework will be provided.
  • Productive4.0 is a brain pool initiated to strengthen the international leadership of the European industry.


Contract-Based design for real-time

Towards Contract Based Assertions in IEC 61499 Applications

Duc Do Tran, Jörg Walter, Kim Grüttner and Frank Oppenheimer; Forum on specification & Design Languages 2018 (FDL 2018); 009 / 2018

Towards Time-Sensitive Behavioral Contract Monitors for IEC 61499 Function Blocks

Duc Do Tran, Kim Grüttner, Jörg Walter and Frank Oppenheimer; 3rd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS 2020); 006 / 2020

Timing Contracts and Monitors for Safety Relevant Controller Design in IEC 61499

Duc Do Tran, Kim Grüttner, Frank Oppenheimer and Wolfgang Nebel; 25th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation, ETFA 2020; 009 / 2020


Start: 31.03.2017
End: 30.03.2020

Website of project

Source of funding


grant agreement no. GAP-737459 – 999978918

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