Bangladeshi innovators scoop US technology award

A low-cost, eco-friendly housing material, designed by a team from Bangladesh, has won an award for technology entrepreneurs.  An innovative building material that could be used to construct cheap shelters in poor countries and disaster areas, and is based on a traditional Bangladeshi fibre used to make cloth, has won the top award of US$50,000 at theGlobal Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) initiative’s annual competition.
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