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 communities 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.
RISE accelerates innovation and business growth around solutions to coastal resilience challenges in the living laboratory of Hampton Roads, Virginia. Since 2018, we have deployed over $5 million in financial support and services to more than 30 businesses developing new, scalable solutions that help coastal communities adapt to flooding, storm surge, and climate change impacts.