About Us


We are a national network of innovators in the French horse industry.

Hippolia is the only government-certified competitive cluster in the horse industry. It comprises a Board of Directors which represents the industry, an independent Committee of Quality Certification Experts and an energetic operational team, all bound by confidentiality.

The Hippolia Cluster


The cluster has its headquarters in Normandy, and is composed of a network of more than 200 members throughout France: entrepreneurs, start-ups, VSBs, SMEs and major groups, and also research teams, training providers and institutions.

Ambition and Strategy


The Hippolia Cluster has an ambitious goal: “To position the French horse industry at the forefront of innovation with its beating heart in Normandy.”

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What We Do


Key dates


2019
2019

confirmation of quality certification during stage IV of competitive cluster certification

2017
2017

signing of a triennial contract with the Normandy Region

2016
2016

recognised by French Tech via Horse’N Tech

2015
2015

signing of a new performance contract

2014
2014

World Equestrian Games in Normandy

2009
2009

signing and accepting a performance contract

2008
2008

confirmation of “competitive cluster” certification

2006
2006

signing of framework agreement

2005
2005

“competitive cluster” certification, start of activity

2004
2004

launch of call for “competitive cluster” proposals

Key figures


200 + members
200 + projects supported/year
180 + projects certified
80 M+ project budget

About Competitive Clusters


A business cluster includes businesses of all sizes as well as research laboratories and training establishments that are all based on a targeted theme and within a clearly identified territory. National and local public authorities are closely related to this dynamic.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe confirmed the renewal of the Hippolia Competitive Cluster’s “competitive cluster” certificate in February 2019. As such, the State renewed its confidence in this competitive cluster and its endeavours to promote research, entrepreneurship and training.