• 1. It's all under one roof. With our full-service facility, you can innovate, test, manufacture and ship your product to market from our doors.
  • 2. State-of-the-art facility. We offer 60,000 square feet of labs, offices, equipment, amenities and services to support your venture.
  • 3. The University of Southern Mississippi. This world-leading research institution developed The Accelerator as an energetic and entrepreneurial environment for private sector innovation.
State-of-the-Art Wet Labs
Industry Expertise
Business Intelligence

Find it all at The Accelerator.
The Accelerator is designed to cultivate ideas from mind to molecules to market and specialized for innovation in composites, polymers, formulation science, biotechnology, sustainable chemistry, alternative energy and more.


Our mission is to drive economic development through technology innovation and commercialization. We serve business as an innovation center for accelerated technologies development, scale-up, market validation, manufacturing and commercialization--all under the same roof. We foster entrepreneurship and job creation through the acceleration of new business formation, growth and viability.

We want our clients to invest in their intellectual capital and their people. Our innovative approach involves a unique combination of a full-service 60,000-square-foot facility, including private offices and laboratories, a high throughput formulation science lab and a pilot plant, along with world-class expertise in complete product development and commercialization. Clients have access to state-of-the-art equipment and amenities without the tremendous overhead.


From small start-up companies striving to develop ideas into marketable products to Fortune 500 corporations seeking to ramp up product development through university research alliances, The Accelerator‘s unparalleled offerings will streamline and promote your business venture.

Our entrepreneurial, energetic atmosphere, and partnership with a leading research university provide the ultimate environment for cultivating innovation.

In order for us to optimize our offering to fit your needs, we’d like to learn more about you and your company. Please take a moment to share some basic information so that we can begin an insightful dialogue discussing the many ways that The Accelerator can support you and your endeavors.

Our Capabilities

Located on the grounds of the University of Southern Mississippi, The Accelerator serves as a center for cutting-edge technologies development, scale-up, manufacturing and commercialization - all under one roof. Read more about how these unparalleled offerings can benefit your business.