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Equine industries promoting economically competitive and innovative regions
The aim of the project is to create a basis for cross-border networking between those involved in equine industries. The aim is to promote the competitiveness of equine industries in the Central Baltic area by developing the know-how and the environment and health and safety knowledge of entrepreneurs and through innovative services and networking.

The project is managed and coordinated by MTT Agrifood Research Finland (MTT). The project is carried out in collaboration with Helsinki University, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Latvia`s University of Agriculture. In addition, central national equine organisations are also involved in the project. 

The project is carried out in the following Central Baltic areas: 

  • Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi and South-West Häme
  • Estonia: Saaremaa and Northern Estonia 
  • Latvia: Kurzeme, Riga, Zemgale 
  • Sweden: Gotland, Gävleborg, Östergötland, Stockholm and Uppsala in Södermanland
Welcome to the InnoHorse webtool
The InnoHorse web tool was created to help the horse entrepreneur in business planning and development. From these pages you can find information on key legislation regarding manure management, employee and customer safety and well-being of horses in Finland and Sweden. In addition, there are examples of good practices in use in stables in Finland, Sweden and Latvia. Through reading this information you can find ideas on how to develop your business and what to consider when building a new stable. For services and business development you will find support from the development and innovation section. The website provides concise information on services and innovations and a variety of services and good practices for Finland, Sweden and Latvia. We hope that new ideas inspire you to develop your own activities!

The Final Seminar of InnoEquine –project was held 31th of August 2013 in Ypäjä at the same time with Royals of Finnis horses.

Seminar proudly presented the stable webtool developed in the Innoequine project. The webtool concentrates on horse stables environmental and safety issues and the enables entrepreneurs to evaluate and developed their stable activities. In addition the seminar introduced an Innovation guidebook which combines project results and offers entrepreneurs practical tools for their service development.


Welcome, project Manager, Leena Rantamäki-Lahtinen

  Leena Rantamäki-Lahtinen
Current status of the equine sector in the central baltic region
Information in Finnish

The content of the publication reflects the authors views and the Managing Authority cannot be held liable for the information published by the project partners.

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