Scientific and practical journal
Regional Economy

Journal Regional Economy -- re2021.02.037

Repository of Institute of Regional Research UDC 330.34(477); JEL O32
Prytula, Kh. M., & Demedyuk, O. P. (2021). Naukovyy potentsial rehioniv Ukrayiny v konteksti zabezpechennya formuvannya natsional'noyi innovatsiynoyi ekosystemy [Ukrainian regions’ scientific capacity in the context of securing the establishment of efficient national innovative ecosystem]. Rehional'na ekonomika - Regional Economy, 100 (2), 37-52. DOI: [in Ukrainian].
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Prytula Khrystyna Myroslavivna

Doctor of Economics, Senior Researcher

Head of Sector of the Sector of transborder cooperation of the Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine



Demedyuk (Zhuk) Olha Petrivna

Junior Researcher of the Sector of transborder cooperation of the Dolishniy Institute of Regional Research of NAS of Ukraine




The paper characterizes the scientific capacity of Ukrainian regions across the number of organizations involved in R&D, number of employed in R&D, and R&D expenditures. The trends towards the reduction of the number of R&D organizations in Ukraine and the number of employed in R&D are detected. Six scientific centers with the strongest development capacity are determined – Kyiv and Harkivska, Dnipropetrovska, Lvivska, Zaporizka, and Odeska oblasts. The development of scientific capacity in Ukraine and the EU is compared across the parameters of gross R&D expenditures per capita, number of researchers per 1000 employed, gross expenditures per 1 employed in the industry, and gross expenditures per a researcher. The structure of R&D expenditures across the sources of funding is analyzed across Ukrainian regions and compared to EU and OECD countries. The role of research infrastructures in the EU is examined and the situation with their development in Ukraine is described. The parameters of high- and above average technology output, export of high- and above average technology products, knowledge-intensive services, and volume of sold innovative products in Ukraine are analyzed. The measures to be taken to achieve efficient implementation of scientific capacity and economic development of the country and its regions based on innovative development model are suggested. They include integration of the demand for scientific and technological research into the system of regional strategizing, scientific and technological maintenance of regional smart-specialization strategies with attraction of specialists, making R&D the integral component of accomplishment of sectoral, regional, and local innovative programs, development of modern innovative infrastructure accompanied by growing demand for R&D, and integration of the national R&D system with the global research area, etc.


smart specialization, strategizing, regional development, regional strategy, economic growth, regional policy


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