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 more than $4 million in financial support and services to 27 businesses developing new, scalable solutions that help coastal communities adapt to flooding.

Here’s What We Offer

Resilience Innovation Fund (non-equity, non-dilutive)

Resilience Innovation Accelerator

Real-world testbed & pilot sites

Co-working office space

Fabrication & testing work space

Datasets

Established resilience community

PR and media visibility

Strategic collaborations with experts and stakeholders

Current RISE Coastal Community Resilience Challenges

The Challenges seek innovative products and approaches that enhance resilience of coastal communities, create substantial new value, can be demonstrated in the Hampton Roads region of Southeastern Virginia, are scalable to other communities, and can be built into sustainable businesses.