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Special Competencies   Strategic Interests
7x4 Pharma    
7x4 Pharma is an innovative, service-oriented company. In cooperation with medial practioner and pharmacies it produces individualised blister packaging of medicines for patients. Production, sales and use of the blister are test areas for the Digital Product Memory in the area of health-care.   The company is interested in combining the different steps of the use of Digital Product Memories for medicines, from the production process to the dispensary. One main focus is the integration of the DPM in the blister. Through this the quality of the supply of pharmaceuticals shall be documentable on the one hand and on the other hand, the compliance of the concerned patient shall be increased. Furthermore, the involvement of the DPM in the different aspects of Ambient Assisted Living will be tested.
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)    
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the scientific community, DFKI ranks among the internationally recognized "Centers of Excellence".
Together with its industrial shareholders the DFKI rapidly brings leading edge research to commercially relevant application solutions. Its key competencies are multimodal mobile interaction, robotics and the intelligent company SmartFactoryKL. The DFKI has a deep knowledge in large cooperative projects and distributed software integration.
  DFKI is focussing on the investigation of semantic technologies for configuring, exchanging and updating Digital Product Memories as well as on supporting the user with relevant information by multimodal mobile interaction. Robots will use information of the DPM for controlling purposes but can also be used as mobile sensors. Furthermore, the DPM can be used as input data for the adaption of modular production processes.
IS Predict
IS Predict was founded in 2010 and is due to its strong innovative character part of the Scheer Innovation Network Group ( founded by Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer. IS Predict produces intelligent IT solutions that sustainably increase the energy and resource efficiency of  consumers, suppliers and producers and thus reduces costs and makes a significant contribution to environmental protection. Its core competencies include an adaptive forecasting system based on an intellectual synthesis and self-learning effect, and allows predictions with above average accuracy, where conventional methods reach their limits because of the high chain of influence and interference factors.   The strategic interest of the IS Predict is to develop self-learning forecasting solutions that achieve especially with very complex processes and technology networks an above average accuracy. Thus, the industrial firms are in a position to make strategic and operational decisions to conserve resources proactively to achieve the optimal use of resources. Particularly the logistics processes have great potential to increase the resource efficiency significantly through intelligent planning and control. Over the next few years, forecasting tools will prevail the market as confirmed by independent IT analysts such as Gartner. This general market acceptance on the one hand, combined with the - at present from this point of view untouched –domains  logistics and mobility on the other hand open an enormous economic potential, far beyond the borders of Germany. Thanks to the fundamental technologies developed in RES-COM IS Predict provides huge opportunities to quickly realize highly innovative solutions. Thus IS Predict is capable to pioneer the next generation of business intelligence tools.
SAP AG and its section SAP Research (SAP)    
SAP is the world's largest business software company, the most important producer of cross-company software and the world’s third largest independent software company. SAP solutions help companies to improve the communication with their customers, to create possibilities of cooperation between partners and to make supply chains and company processes more efficient.   Software solutions supporting product-processes can benefit from the integration of a DPM, particularly in the areas of production, maintenance and trade: data and programming logic can be situated either centrally or locally. That offers not just a higher flexibility in modeling and the support of processes but also an interconnection of product relevant data with the products itself, for the entire product life cycle and beyond system boundaries.

Siemens AG – Automation and Drives (Siemens)

Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) is a world-leader in automation and power train engineering. The product range involves standard products for the manufacturing and processing industries and electrical installation technology as well as systems and business solutions. A&D also offers software to connect production and business administration and to optimise manufacturing processes. A&D provides a test facility (SmartAutomation, Nuremberg) to implement the project results in a prototypical production environment.   Siemens wants to develop solutions within the RFID-technology which go beyond proprietary Closed-Loop-Applications and that are globally and interoperably useable. The aim is to develop the DPM inline with the products development. Key aspects are the detection and processing of data in the industrial field using Smart Labels, the technology independent usage and the connection of technology and information as well as the access with user- and application-specific mobile end devices.