This article presents the analysis of innovative and non-innovative enterprises behavior within the manufacturing and R&D sectors during the economic recession 2008-2011. Innovative enterprises have shown greater strengths to demand failures in the initial period of the crisis but to the beginning of 2011 its market has not fully recovered. Demand was shifted to low-technology products. After crisis stagnation exerted negative influence on the innovative sector of the regional economics.
Keywords: innovative sector, innovative enterprises, statistical observation, economic recession, regional economics