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SDM alum Sorin Grama’s venture Transaera was named a finalist for the Global Cooling Prize, an international innovation competition focused on developing efficient and climate-friendly residential cooling solutions. Transaera is developing a hybrid cooling solution based on novel materials discovered at MIT, designed to pair with a moisture storage battery to achieve both cooling and dehumidification. Grama graduated from SDM in 2007 and has served as an instructor at MIT’s D-Lab and an entrepreneur-in-residence for the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship. He previously co-founded and served as CEO and CTO of Promethean Power Systems, inventing a thermal battery for refrigeration and cold storage in remote areas. For the full story, please visit the MIT D-Lab website.