During a break from his studies, Anirudh Sharma SM ’14 returned to his home in Mumbai, India, and was struck by how quickly the soot in the air accumulated on his T-shirt. Sharma already knew that breathing in these pollution particles could lead to lung damage, cancers, and host of other health problems, but the deep black color also reminded him how carbon-rich the material was. Perhaps there was a way this air pollution could not only be captured before it enters the environment, but also converted into a safe and valuable product.
Back at MIT, Sharma formed Graviky Labs, and began …
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Original title: Three MIT-incubated ventures chosen for first Techstars Impact class