Join Our Solution Builders
The impact of climate change is being experienced at an accelerated rate. While it touches all of us – whether we live in urban or rural areas – the effects of rapid sea level rise on coastal communities are particularly destructive.
The RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenges offer a total of $3 million in funding and real-world pilot sites in coastal Virginia to innovators solving the critical problems urban and rural coastal communities face as a result of climate change.
You’ll also receive technical, government, and business mentors, investor matchmaking, customized accelerator curriculum, and on-going support to get your business to the next level.
Explore each Challenge below and apply to submit your next-generation solutions.
Here’s What We Offer
Resilience Innovation Fund (non-equity, non-dilutive)
Resilience Innovation Accelerator
Real-world testbed & pilot sites
Co-working office space
Regulatory TA and permitting
Fabrication & testing work space
Established resilience community
PR and media visibility
Strategic collaborations with experts and stakeholders