White Papers

Exclusively to Registered Participants of Indoor Ag-Con

We began releasing white papers at Indoor Ag-Con in March 2015, and have provided participants in our annual  conference with an exclusive hard copy of the newest white paper at each event since.  Each white paper is the culmination of months of research by our team and partners , all content is subject to copyright.  We ask that you credit Contain and our collaborators when using data from the white papers, and include a link to this page (indoor.ag/whitepaper).  As of August 2018, the majority of our white papers are available only to registered /confirmed participants of Indoor Ag-Con annual conferences, the exceptions being our first white paper and two that are available to purchase in Kindle format.  For more information contact us at hello@indoor.ag

Automation, AI & The next generation of indoor agriculture | May 2019

The North American indoor agriculture industry has seen extraordinary growth in recent years; there are now five times as many commercial scale vertical farms, plant factories and rooftop greenhouses than there were in 2015.  Released during the 7th annual Indoor Ag-Con on May 22, 2019, this white paper provides an introduction and history of the industry; an overview of the current state of play; and an examination of the mega-trends driving growth.

This white paper is available for free download to those who registered and attended the May 2019 edition. Contact hello@indoor.ag for details.

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The promise and peril of container farming | 2018

The Promise and Peril of Container Farming’ covers the benefits and disadvantages of container farming, their economics and technologies, as well as listing global suppliers. The paper was launched at the 3rd Indoor Ag-Con Asia on January 16, 2018, and is available in Kindle format.

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Horticulture LEDs, a bright future? | October 2017

Horticulture LEDs, A Bright Future?’ outlines the current technologies, themes and players in the global horticulture LED lighting market. The paper was launched at Indoor Ag-Con Philly on October 16, 2017, and is available in Kindle format.

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Indoor Crop Production | Feeding in the Future | 2nd Edition | May 2017

The second edition of our white paper entitled “Indoor Crop Production, Feeding the Future” was released at the 5th Annual Indoor Ag-Con in May 2017.  The paper was authored by Newbean Capital and sponsored by Urban Crop Solutions. It focuses on the basics of the US industry and includes updated facts and figures.

This white paper is available for free download to those registered to attend, sponsor or exhibit at an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event

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Developing Policy for Indoor Agriculture | January 2017

Newbean Capital partnered with Upgrown Farming to author “Developing Policy for Indoor Agriculture”; the white paper can be downloaded in full by entering your details below. It discusses the reasons for indoor agriculture’s omission from local, national and supranational policies and outlines the rationale for its inclusion. The paper is sponsored by Pegasus Agriculture and was launched at the 2nd Annual Indoor Ag-Con Asia on January 24-25, 2017.

This white paper is available for free download to those registered to attend, sponsor or exhibit at an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event.

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The Investment Case for Indoor Agriculture | October 2016

Newbean Capital authored a white paper on the investment case for indoor agriculture. “The Investment Case for Indoor Agriculture” was released at Indoor Ag-Con Gotham on October 5, 2016.  It outlines the rationale for, and risks of, investing in the young industry, and identifies more than 70 sources of this funding.

This white paper is available for free download to those registered to attend, sponsor or exhibit at an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event.

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The Impact of Legal Cannabis on the Indoor Agriculture Industry | April 2016

Newbean Capital authored a white paper on the investment case for indoor agriculture. “The Investment Case for Indoor Agriculture” was released at Indoor Ag-Con Gotham on October 5, 2016.  It outlines the rationale for, and risks of, investing in the young industry, and identifies more than 70 sources of this funding.

This white paper is available for free download to those registered to attend, sponsor or exhibit at an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event.

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The Rise off Asia's Indoor Agriculture Industry | January 2016

Newbean Capital and SG Farming jointly authored a white paper on Asia’s indoor agriculture industry. “The Rise of Asia’s Indoor Agriculture Industry” was released at Indoor Ag-Con Asia on January 18, 2016.  It offers a broad overview of the region’s industry, the most advanced in the world with approximately 450 plant factories.This white paper is available for free download to those registered to attend, sponsor or exhibit at an upcoming Indoor Ag-Con event.


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