Through our partnerships with industry-leading organizations with the expertise to develop, test, produce and commercialize new material technology, The Accelerator is uniquely able to offer a fully integrated set of services, taking your innovative idea from concept to commercialization.

High Throughput Formulation
Researchers and companies must develop increasingly complex products with shorter product life cycles. The National Formulation Science Laboratory (NFSL), located in The Accelerator, offers a solution. Designed as a high output formulation laboratory specializing in combinatorial materials formulation science, it provides researchers with the ability to conduct hundreds of experiments simultaneously, resulting in the reduction of development cost and time. 
Technical Development and Testing
Located in The Accelerator, the Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) is a full-service technical and scientific resource for polymer-related industries. MPI operates The Accelerator’s high-bay pilot/processing facility, where new products can be scaled-up to commercial development quantities and tested for composition and performance characteristics. MPI offers a full-service testing resource for companies needing physical or analytical services, and provides expertise and assistance in interpreting test results.
Business Processes
Without sound business processes, even the most innovative technologies will have difficulty succeeding. The Accelerator provides access to a wealth of solid business expertise via The University of Southern Mississippi and its business networks, offering your company the industry expertise needed to help your innovative technology succeed in a highly competitive landscape.
Customer Sales and Shipping
When you're ready to manufacture and ship your product, The Accelerator's high-bay processing facility, pilot space and commercial shipping dock will allow you to do so on site. Ship raw materials to our dock, manufacture your product, and ship the finished product out to your customer.

The Mississippi Polymer Institute

The Mississippi Polymer Institute (MPI) was established in 1993 with a goal of growing high-tech polymer and polymer-related industries in the state.

Serving as the industrial outreach arm of the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi, MPI has played a key role in growing the state’s multibillion-dollar-per-year, high-tech polymer industry, and has directly assisted in the creation of thousands of jobs. While the primary focus is supporting growth of high-tech businesses within Mississippi, MPI performs contracted work for companies worldwide.