Indoor farming technologies allow full control on growing parameters, and potentially full automation, so in turn very high yields, year-round, with very little water and no pesticides, more taste for food crops, more active ingredients for medicinal & cosmetic crops. They can be modular, be installed in basements, warehouses, in the city or in the country side, practically anywhere on the planet.
An indoor farming system is a complex combination of technical parts that aim at creating the best growing conditions anywhere, anytime: agro-technical solution, ferti-irrigation, lighting, HVAC, monitoring & control, automation.
Making the most of these technologies requires the constant tuning and coordination of all growing parameters : nutrients, light intensity, light spectrum, humidity, ventilation and CO2 level… all of these factors interact with each other. The right combination of science and automation is vital to unlock the full potential of indoor farming.
We often compare an indoor farm to a formula one. It can do wonders, but you must know how to drive. Mistakes are painful and costly. Indoor farming is really not just about the technology. The right team with proper workflow, standard operating procedures and a quality management system are vital to manage risk and achieve operational excellence.
We have worked on all types of indoor farming projects for food and medicinal crops. We have experience designing systems but also operating hydroponic & aeroponic farms. This gives us a solid understanding of both the business and technical challenges associated with indoor and urban farming. Leverage our expertise to accelerate your project and minimize your risk. We offer business, technology & operations consultancy: from financial planning to farm construction, from seed to sale.
MARKET RESEARCH & STRATEGY
What is indoor farming? What can it do for you? Who are the players in this new industry? What is the right strategy for your products & services?
Make sure your project is viable by assessing your potential sites & technical solutions. We will estimate your financial investment & operational expenses and match this data with your revenue forecast to estimate your ROI. So, you can decide if your project is worth taking forward.
Which suppliers to choose ? Which LED company? There are many turnkey solutions now on the market: which ones are reliable? We will help you find the right solutions for your project.
Our engineers will design your farm system. We will choose technical solutions being mindful of initial costs as well operational expenses and define a layout that optimizes operational performance (workflow, workers safety & climate consistency). We will take charge of procurement and coordinate your farm installation.
We design and conduct controlled-environment R&D programmes. For example: speed breeding or researching the impact of specific light spectra on active ingredients.
We offer a range of services focused on operational excellence & quality: Risk analysis with mitigation & resolution plan, Standard operating procedures (SOPs), Compliance certification support: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) or Good Agricultural & Collection Practices (GACP).
If you are considering an investment in indoor farming, we will audit your target company, assessing their business model, technology, capabilities & processes, so you can make an informed decision in this emerging industry.
We work with experienced partners to help your company define the best strategy to enter the indoor farming industry, whether through in-house innovation projects, strategic partnerships with start-ups, research institutes or other large-scale companies, the creation of an early-stage fund or an incubator.
Projects BY REFARMERS & PARTNERS
indoor farming Projects – food or medicinal crops