In recent years the region is included in the ten leading regions of Ukraine for the share of innovation and active enterprises in the total number of industrial ones and for the ratio of sales of the innovative products in total industrial production.
Among the industrial enterprises of the area 22.8% were engaged in innovation activity in 2015. They have introduced 20 new technological processes, developed 130 kinds of innovative products.
The share of sales of innovative products in the industrial volume amounted to 3.8%.
The total expenditure on innovation amounted to nearly ₴96 mln.
For the quality of research institutions the region has taken place in 8 regions of Ukraine Regions Competitiveness (2013.).