2015  Finalist

Gold of Bengal


France & Bangladesh

For more than four years, Gold of Bengal has led research and development in Bangladesh on a range of jute textile reinforcements for composite applications with high ecological, economical and social impacts. We might be able to replace classical glass fiber composites while revitalizing the declining jute industry. We are currently incubating a local company in a joint venture with a Bangladeshi industrial company to produce and commercialize our first innovation: the Pàt, the first technical jute reinforcement for composite specially designed for technical applications. Our objective is to set up modern jute mills that are producing jute textiles reinforcements in total autonomy, respecting security, environmental and social international standards. To reach this goal, research and technology transfer aim at accelerating this innovation development, while benefiting to the local population.