Precision Indoor Plants

Precision Indoor Plants (PIP), a public-private partnership, helps food producers grow flavorful, nutritious food indoors. The consortium’s audacious research increases our ability to produce quality crops that are valuable and desired by consumers.

Generating Urban Food Systems Solutions
Precision Indoor Plants (PIP), a public-private partnership, helps food producers grow flavorful, nutritious food indoors. The consortium’s audacious research increases our ability to produce quality crops that are valuable and desired by consumers.

Generating Urban Food Systems Solutions

Program Contact

John Reich
jreich@foundationfar.org

Development Contact

Lauren Hershey
lhershey@foundationfar.org

PIP’s Vision

A world where nutritious food is sustainably grown irrespective of geography or climate

PIP is exploring how to adapt plants to indoor environments to grow flavorful, nutritious and resource-efficient crops in a variety of environments.

Designing Crops for Indoor Agriculture

The PIP consortium generates the knowledge and resources to accelerate the development of crops that thrive in controlled environment agriculture.

We are advancing crop science by focusing on problems largely underfunded or overlooked, such as nutrition and taste. By controlling most factors during crop development, we explore how the combination of environmental inputs and genetic control gives rise to desired traits. We are using a variety of pioneering methods including advancements in artificial intelligence, phenomics and computational modeling to achieve PIP’s vision.

Additionally, this research expands the potential for growing crops in any environment. Increasing nutrient content and yields, growing crops with less energy and understanding how crops perform best in controlled environment agriculture can improve farming in a wide variety of agricultural environments, including space.

Related News about Precision Indoor Plants

FFAR Grant Develops Premium Strawberry Flavors for Indoor Growing Environments

Year Awarded  2023

FFAR award amount   $1,800,000

Total award amount   $1,800,000

Location   Columbus, OH

Matching Funders   AeroFarms, BASF, Benson Hill, Fluence by OSRAM, GreenVenus and Priva

Grantee Institution   The Ohio State University

Advancement of Strawberries for Indoor Environments: Mapping Chemical Compositions, Genetics, and Growing Conditions for Premium Flavor

Year Awarded  2023

FFAR award amount   $1,800,000

Total award amount   $1,800,000

Location   Columbus, OH

Matching Funders   PIP Consortium: AeroFarms, BASF, FFAR, Fluence, GreenVenus and Priva.

PIP Indoor Tomato Farming Project

Year Awarded  2022

Total award amount   $2,112,454

Location   Gainesville, FL

Matching Funders   AeroFarms, BASF, Fluence by OSRAM, GreenVenus, Priva

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