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GP Bullhound Connect 2013 hosted its 5th annual event featuring the most exciting, innovative and fastest growing Green Tech companies in Europe. The event has become the preferred annual gathering for CEOs and Founders of the most exciting companies to network.

For 2013, GP Bullhound Connect featured the “Future of Mobility – the Connected Car" as its key theme.

The winners of the GP Bullhound Connect Awards were announced on 21 November 2013 at a ceremony at The May Fair Hotel, London. The event, organised by technology investment bank GP Bullhound, celebrated innovation and the evolution of technology that is changing the automotive industry.

Award winners this year include:

Green Tech Growth Awards

Fastest Growing Company – Lucibel
Fastest Growing Larger Company – RTR Rete Rinnovabile
One to Watch 2013 – Heliex Power
Judges’ Award – Anesco

Automotive Awards

Platform & Apps – Streetline
Human Machine Interface & Safety – Tobii
New Infrastructure: Collaborative Consumption & Charging – BlaBlaCar
EV & Efficiency – Nexeon

Andre Shortell, Partner at GP Bullhound, commented:

“This year’s winners represent the most exciting companies pioneering technological change in the automotive industry at the moment. The innovations we see now will fundamentally change the driving experience as we know it. On behalf of GP Bullhound, I would like to congratulate all the winning companies and those shortlisted for their achievements this year and wish them success for the future.”



The high profile judging panel of Energy and Industry experts and entrepreneurs will meet the nominated companies in November 2013 to cast their vote.


A big Thank You goes out to our sponsors who make this event possible.


Meet the fastest growing Energy and Industry companies in Europe.


"Thank you GP Bullhound for asking me to host the Cleantech Connect Connect Awards once again this year. What a wonderful audience and atmosphere - it was a beautifully organised event and I was delighted to be able to meet and chat to a fascinating range of people from Europe's best Cleantech Companies."

Charlotte Hawkins

"What an absolutely fantastic and event the cleantech awards was. I spoke to so many wonderful interesting and inspiring people and I don't know how winners were selected from such a driven dynamic group of people. Congratulations to everyone!"

Katherine Grainger

"Thank you so much for including me in the Cleantech dinner last. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt much from those I spoke to."

Andrew Beeson

"Many thanks for your kind invitation to yesterday evening’s event, which was very enjoyable and a great success."

Alex Betts, Climate Change Capital

"I didn’t get a chance to thank you in person. Enjoyable event. Well done!!"

Dudley Hawes, Yellow & Blue

"Congratulations on organising and hosting a great event last night. I enjoyed the night and met some interesting & useful people. Also, having never been to Sketch, it was fun to be in such an unusual venue."

Alex Hook, Nesta

"Cleantech Connect team - great work pulling off such a good event in the first year. Met lots of interesting companies and some great opportunities for us all. Lots of praise for the event from everyone at my table."

Manish Madhvani, GP Bullhound

"Congratulations on putting together a great occasion for Cleantech Connect -- it was truly one of the best events I've been involved with. Everything was handled extraordinarily well, both the work leading up to the evening and the actual event."

Laurence P Naughton, Choate

"Thanks so much for inviting me to the awards dinner last night. I had a great evening. It was an excellent event – great company, lovely food, new contacts."

Rachael Nutter, The Carbon Trust

"I just wanted to express my gratitude for a very well organized event yesterday and at the same time thank you on behalf of the ClimateWell team for the award!"

Per Olofsson, CEO, ClimateWell

"Thank you most sincerely for a great evening yesterday. Receiving an award always helps make the enjoyable of course, but the fact is that everyone there last night were winners. Great venue, great food and really well run. Shame it had to end...."

Chris Powell, Helveta

"Thanks to the GP Bullhound team for arranging a fab night, well done. Just a shame I had to leave early to get a train."

Rhett Ryder, Power Oasis

"Thank you for inviting me to your event last night. I thoroughly enjoyed myself."

Marcus Shadbolt, Vermillion Partners

"Thanks for an excellent evening, very good venue and audience."

David Ward, MTI

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