Knowledge partners

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
BUET is one of the leading technical universities in Bangladesh. It has some of the country’s best laboratory facilities including earthquake simulation. BUET provided technical support for our first pilot project and now joins us as a research partner.
Groupe Saint Léonard
GSL is a French company group with a wide range of products and services including building blocks. GSL is Building Pioneers’ technology partner.

Want to work with us?

Creating a market for an unconventional building material in all of Bangladesh requires collaboration between partners from different sectors, including local and international businesses along the housing value chain, government representatives from the local to the national level, development agencies, academia, the media, and others.
Get in touch if you want to contribute!

Donors and Investors

Thomas Knaack
Thomas Knaack
Thomas Knaack is a successful business angel with a passion for social entrepreneurship. He has been supporting us as a business angel and social impact investor since Building Pioneers was born.
Munich Re Foundation
MRF is the Foundation of Munich Re, one of the world’s leading reinsurance companies. MRF’s aims is to prepare people to cope with risk and to improve their living conditions.
MRF has provided generous funding to Building Pioneers for our pilot project in Bangladesh.

Other supporters

  • Caroline Doyé, communication designer: developed our logo, business cards, and other elements of our corporate identity
  • Detlev Bünz, Project manager at SAP: coach around project management and logistics