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There is a plethora of data to suggest that despite the macroeconomic slowdown induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the space and aerospace industries have been on a trajectory of rapid evolution — powered largely by technological innovation as well as a surge in global demand. In fact, during 2023 alone, these sectors exhibited robust growth, notably in terms of their respective workforce demand, both in the United States and internationally.
As per a KPMG report, their revenue outlook remains bullish, driven largely by the increasing adoption of future-ready technologies like blockchain, geopolitical events like the Ukraine conflict, and escalating customer demand. Similarly, a recent Deloitte survey also notes that 88% of senior aerospace and defense industry executives hold a positive outlook for the industry. Their optimism is fueled by a growing interest in decentralized systems and other emerging segments, such as advanced air mobility (AAM) modules and digital smart factories.
Amidst these dynamic changes, blockchain technology has emerged as a key driver of efficiency and transparency. For instance, it is revolutionizing maintenance, finance, and workforce management. By offering a decentralized and immutable ledger, it helps establish a digital ‘birth certificate’ for aircraft parts, enabling real-time tracking of an aircraft’s condition and maintenance history. This technology not only enhances predictive maintenance and workforce accountability but also transforms leasing and insurance processes prevalent industry-wide.
A new era in space and aerospace navigation
At the forefront of the digital revolution permeating the space and aerospace industries is Jellyspace, a Berlin-based start-up poised to redefine the supply chain management landscape within these sectors. Jellyspace’s pioneering Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) tools are designed to serve below Tier 1 and untiered companies, offering them unprecedented business opportunities — all while facilitating rapid connections between customers, existing supply chain companies, potential suppliers, startups, and investors.
From an operational standpoint, Jellyspace leverages a blockchain-driven framework that helps streamline contractual processes and paperwork, introducing automation, scalability, and traceability to complex projects. Such a unique setup not only helps clients save money but also accelerates project delivery (primarily by freeing up valuable resources). Lastly, the platform’s ability to automate and scale contractual processes significantly enhances efficiency, allowing firms to focus on core operational activities rather than administrative overheads.
Moreover, by partnering with Lisk — a popular blockchain application platform — and utilizing their SDK to support its blockchain back-end, Jellyspace provides an accelerated pathway into traditional, commercial, and emerging space and aerospace markets. The collaboration is not just a technological alliance but a strategic one, enhancing Jellyspace’s capabilities to provide secure, scalable, and efficient blockchain solutions tailored to the unique needs of the space and aerospace industries.
Charting new territories
From the outside looking in, Jellyspace is helping redefine the boundaries of innovation in the space and aerospace sectors with its multi-cloud approach alongside its suite of advanced AIaaS offerings. These tools include several proprietary synthetic AI and federated machine learning mechanisms that are complemented by blockchain tech.
This unique combination empowers smaller, non-traditional supply chain companies to meet the stringent qualifications required in the space and aerospace industries as well as allows them to become fully qualified vendors, thereby democratizing access to this high-stakes market.
As a testament to its growing market clout, Jellyspace has achieved many notable milestones since its launch, including winning a prestigious award in the world’s largest AI competition and being selected for NVIDIA’s Inception program. Lastly, by focusing on aspects such as Quantum Safe Trusted information/acquisition-sharing platforms and ensuring NIST compliance, Jellyspace is addressing current industry needs and paving the way for future advancements.
The platform’s design is particularly relevant in a post-pandemic world, where supply chain disruptions have become more frequent, and the demand for agile and secure supply chain solutions has surged. Therefore, as we move toward a future driven by decentralized technologies, projects like Jellyspace stand to usher in transformative changes across these vital sectors.
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