Currently in development, the ILSE Accelerator is intended to be the “prototype” life sciences Accelerator for the New Jersey Life Science Innovation Cluster. We aspire to create a world-class environment for early entrepreneurs and academic researchers from throughout the State to develop their commercial acumen and advance their technologies from the research lab into successful commercial ventures. Working together with seasoned entrepreneurs, business leaders and topic experts from throughout the State, ILSE Accelerator participants will learn the skills and customer focus required to facilitate growth of innovative technologies into viable businesses. Training will be offered in future years to other NJ Universities, based on analysis of outcome and output measures that validate critical success factors. We are very pleased by the broad and robust endorsement we have received from NJ Universities, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Device companies and leading service providers from throughout the State. We are very grateful for the very generous support committed to the ILSE Accelerator by Lowenstein Sandler LLP and EisnerAmper LLP.