Water you can eat

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by Skipping Rocks Lab

Ooho! is a new kind of packaging made from seaweed that proposes an alternative to plastic bottles. Our spherical water container is easy and cheap to make, strong, hygienic, biodegradable, and can even be eaten.


The consumption of non-renewable resources for single use bottles and the amount of waste generated is profoundly unsustainable. The aim of Ooho is to provide the convenience of plastic bottles while limiting the environmental impact.


Ooho! is the first project of Skipping Rocks Lab, a London-based startup cofounded by Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez, Guillaume Couche and Pierre Paslier.

Skipping Rocks Lab is part of the Climate KIC start-up acceleration program founded by the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT).


The scientific team is formed by Dr Koon-Yang Lee, Dr Maria Jimenez-Solomon and Dr Keeran Ward. They have several years of experience working in polymers engineering, with a special focus on sustainability, alginate and membrane science.


Skipping Rocks Lab was recently awarded the World Technology Award (environment) held in association with Fortune and TIME.



Rodrigo García González


Keeran Ward

Research Coordinator

Elizabeth Ellison

Lab Explorer

Open Positions: Business Developer

Maria Solomon Jimenez

Science Advisor

Muna Nur Mazian

Membrane Expert

Koon-Yang Lee

Principal Investigator

Natalie Uhlikova

Lab Explorer

Oluwanifemi Alonge

Lab Explorer

Connor Townsend

Lab Explorer

Guillaume Couche


Zimen Makwana

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Pierre-Yves Paslier