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Of Seaweed and Robots
Thursday 13 June 2024
6.00 - 8.00pm
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Seaweed transportation and invasive seaweed collection
The Building Society
55 Whitfield Street
London, W1T 4HE
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Paddy Estridge is part of a new generation of tech entrepreneurs using technology to scale up our response to climate change. Having worked in California during the wildfires of 2018 and 2019, she started her own UK-based company to explore how to repair environments at scale using both nature and technology. Their robots are designed to enable industrial scale seaweed aquaculture and improve biodiversity using automation and lots and lots of data.

Paddy (Patricia) Estridge is CEO of Seaweed Generation, which builds automated robotics to harness the incredible potential of seaweed for CDR and climate change mitigation. A software engineer by training, Paddy loves building and working with teams of passionate nerds. She started Seaweed Generation after first hearing about the many unrealized industrial use cases for seaweed (which include cosmetics, food, biofuels, fertilizer, animal feed, bioplastics, carbon dioxide removal, and much much more). Originally from the UK, Paddy moved to the Middle East to join Google after graduating from Exeter University. She then moved to New York and Silicon Valley to join the startup world, before returning to the UK and founding Seaweed Generation.

This is the first in our ‘Working with Nature’ series looking at frontier engineering responding to climate change and biodiversity.