digitalization and automation solutions

Arrowhead Tools for Engineering of Digitalisation Solutions

Project Objectives

The Arrowhead Tools project aims for digitalization and automation solutions for the European industry, which will close the gaps that hinder the IT/OT integration by introducing new technologies in an open source platform for the design and run-time engineering of IoT (Internet of Things) and System of Systems.

The project will provide engineering processes, integration platform, tools and tool chains for the cost-efficient development of digitalization, connectivity and automation system solutions in various fields of application. Thus, the gaps identified will be addressed by four major components of the Arrowhead Tools concept:

  • Provision of a mature service integration platform, providing extensive interoperability between IoT services and legacy technology together with management capabilities for dynamic configuration and orchestration of System of Systems solutions.
  • Provision of efficient procedures, tools and integrated tool chains for engineering, operational management, maintenance and evolution of service platform based digitalization and automation solutions in both design time and run time.
  • Provision of training material (HW and SW) for upgrading of industry personnel.
  • Feasibility verification of above procedures, technologies and materials through demonstrations in a wide range of applications use cases, each with clearly identified exploitation potential.


Role of ACCIONA in the project

The participation of ACCIONA in the project focuses on developing a use case for verifying the project processes and technologies, assessing their applicability for the development of digital platforms for remote monitoring, management and optimization of tasks and resources during the execution of construction projects (e.g. construction of a highway, a railway, a dam, etc.).

More specifically, the use case targets the development of a platform for remote monitoring and optimization of earthworks, which is a type of activity that shall be accomplished in almost every construction project, and that in many cases can have a large impact on the overall performance of the project execution, in terms of use of resources, costs, deadlines, etc.

The digital platform envisaged shall track in near real-time the operations performed by construction machinery in order to enable remote monitoring of the progress of the earthworks, detect deviations from the original plan, analyze productivity and key performance indicators, and detect opportunities for optimization of these operations.



May 2019 – July 2022 (39 months)

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The Arrowhead Tools project is coordinated by the Luleå University of Technology (Sweden). The consortium is composed of 81 partners from 18 countries:

  • 3E NV, Belgium
  • ABB Oy, Finland
  • AEE - Institut für Nachhaltige Technologien, Austria
  • Acciona, Spain
  • AITIA International Zrt, Hungary
  • ARCELIK A.S., Turkey
  • ASML Netherlands BV, the Netherlands
  • Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria
  • BEIA Consult International SRL, Romania
  • BnearIT AB, Sweden
  • Boliden Mineral AB, Sweden
  • Bosch Software Innovations GmbH, Germany
  • Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic
  • Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
  • CAMEA, spol. s r. o., Czech Republic
  • Cesks Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Praze, Czech Republic
  • CISC Semiconductor GmbH, Austria
  • Commissariat A L Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives, France
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitaro per la nanoelectronica, Italy
  • DAC SA, Poland
  • dotGIS corporation, Spain
  • Eclipse foundation Europe GmbH, Germany
  • Elektronikas un Datorzinatnu Instituts, Latvia
  • EQUA Simulation AB, Sweden
  • EQUA Solutions AG, Switzerland
  • Eurotech SPA, Italy
  • Evopro Informatikai ES Automatizalaski KFT, Hungary
  • Expleo Germany GmbH, Germany
  • Fagor Arrasate s Coop, Spain
  • Fagor Automation S Coop, Spain
  • Forschung Burgenland GmbH, Austria
  • Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaften Dresden, Germany
  • Hogskolen i Ostfold, Norway
  • ICT Automatisering Nederland BV, the Netherlands
  • IncQuery Labs, Hungary
  • Infineon Technologies AG, Germany
  • Infineon Technologies Austria AG, Austria
  • Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co, Germany
  • Institut fur Automation und Kommunikation e.V. Magdeburg, Germany
  • Institute fur Engineering Desing of Mechatronic Systems und MPLM EV, Germany
  • Institute of Information Theory and Automation, Czech Republic
  • Jotne EPM Technology AS, Norway
  • KAI Kompetenzzentrum Automobil – und Industrieelektronik GmbH, Austria
  • KG, Germany
  • Knowledge Centric Solutions, Italy
  • Kompetenzzentrum - Das Virtuelle Fahrzeug Forchungsgesellschaft GmbH, Austria
  • Lindbäcks bygg AB, Sweden
  • Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  • Lundqvist Trävaru AB, Sweden
  • Magillem Design Services SAS, France
  • Mondragon Corporation Coop, Spain
  • Mondragon GOI Eskola Politeknikoa Jose Maria arizmendiarrieta S Coop, Spain
  • Mondragon Sistemas de Informacion Sociedad Cooperativa, Spain
  • Norges teknisk- naturvitenskapelige universitet, Norway
  • Politechnika Gdansk, Poland
  • Philips Medical Systems Nederland BV, the Netherlands
  • Podcomp AB, Sweden
  • Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
  • ROPARDO SRL, Romania
  • Santer Reply SPA, Italy
  • SAP Norway AS, Norway
  • Semantis Information Builders GmbH, Germany
  • Sirris het collectief Centrum van de Technologishe Industrie, Belgium
  • STMicroElectronics Grenoble 2 SAS, France
  • STMicroelectronics SRL, Italy
  • SYSTEMA Systementwicklung Dipl Inf Manfred Austen GmbH, Germany
  • TECHNEXT, France
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
  • Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, the Netherlands
  • Technische Universität Kaiserslauten, Germany
  • Technolution, the Netherlands
  • TELLU IOT AS, Norway
  • Tieteen tietotekniikan keskus Oy, Finland
  • ULMA Embedded Solutions S COMP, Spain
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
  • Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Universität zu Lübeck, Germany
  • Volvo Lastvagnar AB, Sweden
  • VTT, Finland
  • Wapice Oy, Finland


This project has received funding from ECSEL Joint Undertaking (JU) under grant agreement No 826452. The JU receives support from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and from Spain and the rest of participating countries.


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