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Our Impact

Since 2018, businesses from across the globe have risen to the challenge to test and refine their coastal resilience products in the Hampton Roads region. And we’re just getting started!

Real-world challenges.
Real-life solutions.

We’ve funded more than 30 projects to solve the real-world problems coastal communities face today, including:

The world-first integration of flood modeling technology with Waze now offers drivers real-time alerts to help them navigate flooded roads.

Mobile manufacturing units produce shoreline protection structures to mitigate flooding faster, safer, and more affordably.

The nation’s first Home Raising Academy is piloting workforce training and certification in the home elevation industry.

Stormwater monitoring software and sensors provide real-time analytics and alerts to prevent flooding, decrease costs, help prioritize retrofits and plan future infrastructure projects.

By The Numbers

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applications from 30 countries
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