RISE identifies challenges, needs, and opportunities in resilient power on behalf of the U.S. government.


RISE is building a partnership of industry and academia players, including small and emerging innovators and commercialization service providers.


RISE executes research and technology transition under an OTA, a flexible contracting vehicle designed to move tech from industry to government at the speed of mission.

Our Mission

The federal government and the Department of Defense (DoD) are the world’s largest users of energy and the nation’s largest landlords, overseeing tens of thousands of buildings, making its critical missions uniquely vulnerable to extreme weather, cybersecurity attacks, and energy supply chain disruptions. The federal government is also uniquely positioned – through its world-class research and development portfolio and its procurement strategies – to spur innovation, commercialization, and deployment of clean energy and infrastructure technologies to build a stronger, more resilient nation.

The generation, storage, and use of energy has profound consequences for our National defense, economy, and global climate.

The complexity of the challenge requires a diverse, multi-disciplined team of:

Energy grid system integrators

Platform manufacturers

Technology startups

Energy services companies


with access to research labs, manufacturing facilities, and test environments.


The RISE Consortium™ is the premier energy resilience research team to join. Gain access to a Federal market that needs your innovations and represents a wealth of research and business opportunities. Team with companies larger than your own to influence and benefit from industry trends. Partner with small and emerging organizations to access IP for mutual benefit.

And – it’s easy. We will work with you during the vetting and onboarding process. Don’t worry if you have never worked with the government before. We use streamlined processes that make it easy to gain entry.


Register for our upcoming webinars and events, including the RISE Innovation Challenge, where members have the opportunity to pitch their technology to top investment, industry, and military tech scouts. Submissions are due Aug. 13. This is a can’t-miss networking opportunity with awards totaling $50,000.

RISE – Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy Consortium