Finalists announced!

  • After reviewing over 100 Stage 1 applications, the most promising technologies were invited to move forward, with 27 finalists submitting detailed proposals for the competition's final stage.
  • For their final application, finalists partnered with Hurricane Sandy-impacted small businesses to include as project sites in their proposals.
  • Finalists showcased their technologies and solutions to the public at a Technology Demo Night on October 7, 2014. Nearly 300 attendees came to explore finalists' projects and learn about innovative resiliency technologies and approaches to strengthening the communities and small businesses that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. For more information please visit the Events page.
  • Winners will be announced in the coming months!



RISE : NYC is funded by the Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) program administered through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Award funds are contingent on NYCEDC receiving funding from HUD as a subrecipient.