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Local companies through to dragons’ den style final at St James’ Palace

Two Aberdeen based companies will take part in the final of Pitch@Palace 8.0 at St James’ Palace, London tonight (Wednesday 01 November).

Intelligent Gels and RAB-Microfluidics are among 12 entrepreneurs and early-stage businesses which will pitch directly to an influential audience from the world of entrepreneurship, technology, media and investment.

The Lord Provost of Aberdeen Barney Crockett, who will join His Royal Highness The Duke of York at tonight’s final, said: “Pitch@Palace provides a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs from across the UK to connect with stakeholders and mentors to develop their businesses. I am delighted that two local companies have made it through to the final and wish them the very best of luck in their pitch and in the People’s Choice Award.”

The Prince Andrew Charitable Trust set up Pitch@Palace to support His Royal Highness’s work with entrepreneurs and to guide, help and connect them and early-stage businesses with potential supporters, including CEOs, influencers, mentors and business partners.The People's Choice Award is a vote across all 41 entrepreneurs for the public to choose their favourite.

Intelligent Gels create novel and innovative solutions using gel chemistry, which can be used by the Oil and Gas sector. RAB-Microfluidics is a research and development company developing cutting-edge microfluidic technology to solve oil analysis problems.

The Pitch@Palace final includes the People’s Choice Award in which the public can vote for their favourite.

To find out more about Intelligent Gels and RAB-Microfluidics and how to vote for the People’s Choice Award visit www.pitchatpalace.com/vote

Voting is open until 7pm tonight.