What’s Next Webinar Series:

Why 2022 Is Key To Unlocking A Clean + Resilient Energy Future

Feb. 16, 2022 | 1:00-2:30 pm ET

This webinar highlighted how the Biden Administration’s recent Executive Orders and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law have positioned 2022 to be a once-in-a-generation opportunity for clean and resilient energy deployment.

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October 18-21, 2021 | Washington, DC

The Defense TechConnect Innovation Summit, held Oct. 18-21 in National Harbor, MD, featured innovation pitches and awards, keynote presentations, networking, and expo opportunities. Among the highlights were the RISE Innovation Challenge, which included 12 finalists – all members of the RISE Consortium – who were down-selected from about 200 submissions. The 12 finalists pitched their technologies to a panel of judges made up of industry and government experts, who ultimately awarded five winners with $50,000 in total prize money. Those winners were: Creare LLC, Emera Technologies, Go Electric Inc., Mainspring Linear Generator, and Urban Electric Power. The remaining finalists were: ALD Technical Solutions LLC, Custom Electronics Inc., Disaster Tech, Inventev, Modula S Inc., National Energy USA LLC, and TRIDEC Services Inc.

RISE Consortium members also participated in a member meeting and were treated to a pair of panel discussions.

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RISE Consortium: Collaborating With DoD to Enhance Energy and Climate Resilience

September 20, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

The RISE Consortium seeks to address the energy security and climate crises by reimagining how the Department of Defense (DoD) uses, generates, transports, and stores energy and how it can build efficient, modern, resilient infrastructure. This webinar, hosted by TechConnect, focused on the climate and energy security crises and highlight how the RISE Consortium is uniquely positioned to address them.

This webinar allowed participants to gain a better understanding of Other Transaction Authority (OTA), its growth throughout the Federal Government, and the benefits of joining the RISE Consortium to leverage the speed and flexibility of contracting through a consortium model.

To date, the RISE Consortium has welcomed more than 250 members who are committed to spurring innovation, commercialization, and deployment of innovative energy and infrastructure technologies to build a stronger, more resilient nation.

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The Future of Electric Vehicles for DoD

August 25, 2021 | 2:00-3:30 pm ET

The Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium and Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) hosted “The Future of Electric Vehicles For The Department of Defense (DoD)” on Wednesday, August 25th.

This webinar brought together leaders from the private sector and government to unpack the current challenges, innovative technologies, and public-private solutions for electrifying the federal fleet.

The RISE Consortium’s “Future Of” series focuses on how industry and the federal government can work together to scale innovative technologies to accelerate energy security and infrastructure modernization.

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The Future of Energy Storage for DoD

July 28, 2021 | 2:00-3:30 pm ET

The first RISE members-only webinar was co-hosted by the Energy Storage Association and included a keynote interview and sessions on long duration storage technologies and supply chain and critical materials security.

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The Future of



On Tuesday, June 15th, the Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™ hosted “The Future of Resilient Infrastructure and Secure Energy (RISE), a virtual event on addressing the energy security and climate crises.

Current Challenge: The United States and the world face profound energy security and climate crises. The federal government is the world’s largest user of energy, overseeing hundreds of thousands of buildings, making its critical mission uniquely vulnerable to extreme weather, cybersecurity attacks, and energy supply chain disruptions.

The Future: We unpacked how industry and the federal government can work together to reimagine:

  • How we use, generate, transport, and store energy
  • How we build efficient, modern, and resilient infrastructure
  • How we scale innovative technologies to accelerate energy security and infrastructure modernization
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