How to Join


You can apply for membership to RISE online by following the link below.


View the RISE Consortium Membership Agreement in the link below.


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Networking opportunities with consortium members (industry and academia), Government and other strategic stakeholders, at annual membership meetings and valuable conferences and forums


Operates through a flexible contracting vehicle capable of multiple taskings with a single set of terms, resulting in award execution significantly faster than traditional FAR-based contracts


Provides visibility into Government needs and priorities, enabling members to direct R&D (and IR&D) investments to meet them


Creates a channel for small companies and non-traditional suppliers to identify opportunities and establish customer relationships with Government and other members


Minimizes cash flow challenges through rapid, single-point contracting capability of the Consortium Management Firm (CMF) and advanced payments for approved projects from the Government to CMF


What is an Other Transaction Agreement?

An “Other Transaction Agreement” or “Other Transaction Authority” (OTA) is a streamlined purchasing vehicle that brings innovative research findings and state-of-the-art prototypes from industry to the Federal Government. OT-based collaborations are not subject to some of the regulations that apply to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)-based acquisitions. OTAs enable fast acquisition of critically needed technologies in areas as diverse as shipbuilding, armaments, satellites, medical devices, and electromagnetic spectrum technologies.

How long does the process take?

An application with all necessary documentation can be processed in as little as 1-2 business days.  Approval of non-US organizations may take longer.

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Is there a cost to join?

Currently, there is no cost to join.

To learn more about RISE consortium membership, click here.

What types of technology solutions should join the RISE Consortium?

The RISE Consortium is focused on the three pillars of installation energy resilience, climate resilience, and operational energy resilience. Technologies may include, but are not limited to:

  • Energy Resilience Technologies: Microgrids; Energy Storage; Resilient Renewable Energy; Next-generation Backup Generation; Hardware-in-the-Loop Testing; Cyber-Physical Systems Security
  • Climate Resilience Technologies: Advanced Climate Modeling; Efficient HVAC and Climate Control; Flood Protection; Stormwater Management; Climate-resilient Infrastructure; Natural Infrastructure Assets
  • Operational Energy Resilience Technologies: Autonomous Systems Power; Advanced Tactical Mobility; Electrification of the Tactical Edge; Noise and Heat Signature Reduction; Expeditionary Energy; Forward Power; Sustainable Aviation Fuels
What if I have additional questions about the RISE Consortium?

If you have questions about RISE, or you want to find out how you can get involved, drop us an email to and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

How to Join