Food Matters Live 2020, 13-14 October, virtual event

Co-Founder, Skipping Rocks Lab

Pierre-Yves Paslier

Pierre is a London-based Innovation Design Engineer. After graduating from the RCA, he cofounded two startups, Skipping Rocks Lab (edible water bottle) and Gravity Sketch (3D design tool). When he’s not working on these innovative startups, you can find him building 3D printers, home made drones and mechanical-drawing robots. He has given a number of conferences about his projects including TEDx conferences and has written for Wired Magazine.

Skipping Rocks Lab is a sustainable packaging startup based in London. We’ve created Ooho!, the edible water bottle. It’s a flexible sachet made of seaweed, entirely natural and biodegradable. Our goal is to create a waste-free alternative to small plastic bottles and cups. Oohos can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits and sauces. At the heart of our solution is a machine to locally produce Oohos in the range of 10-150mL per sachet. Akin to a barista coffee machine, the business model of Skipping Rocks Lab is to provide machine and materials for marathons, festivals and takeaway restaurants to produce and sell fresh Oohos on site.