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. Winners also receive technical, government, and business mentors, investor matchmaking, customized accelerator curriculum, and on-going support to get their business to the next level.
Applications for the RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenges are now closed, but we invite you to explore each Challenge below.
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.