We’re powering today’s most innovative solutions to coastal communities’ biggest threats.
Our new Flood Insurance of the Future Challenge is open! RISE is challenging insurance innovators to find solutions to the escalating financial costs of flooding disasters, and the enormous human costs that follow.
Coastal Communities Need Solutions
RISE finds, funds and accelerates businesses creating the most promising and scalable solutions to the growing impacts of flooding and sea-level rise. By doing everything we can to expedite their success, RISE helps innovators test and refine their next-generation products in the living laboratory of coastal Virginia, so they can go on to help more people, faster.
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Because tomorrow can't wait
Do you need help getting your product from concept to customer? Our program has everything you need, all in one place: a real-world testbed to pilot your solution, help with your business plan, the chance to collaborate with experts and stakeholders, and much more.
We help municipalities identify their most pressing needs and goals.HOW WE HELP CITIES
We identify and support entrepreneurs with firm, scalable solutions.MEET PAST INNOVATORS
We back pilot programs with money, marketing and networking opportunities.LEARN HOW WE WORK
Helping the world’s coastal communities respond to resilience threats today starts with a big idea. Learn more about some of the projects we’ve supported and how they’re still working.