Egor Ryjikov is originally from Minsk, Belarus, and has lived in Moscow, Russia for the last 17 years. He is a founder and a managing partner at Weber CoMechanics, a group of companies based in Russia involved in production, integration, supply, service and engineering of robotics and other industrial production equipment. He is also involved in several startup ventures relating to publishing, as well as R&D and production of scientific and medical equipment. After university, Egor lived for 2 years in Auroville, India, where he did volunteer work in the city – one of the world’s largest and oldest intentional international communities. He is interested in robotics, management, aquaponics, additive manufacturing, engineering, business, diplomacy and architecture.
“I came to the idea of seasteading during a trip to Shanghai in 2005. Since then I keep coming back to thinking about this concept and believe that it could be the biggest thing since invention of a gun powder.”