In the work on updating the Regional Innovation Strategy for the Świętokrzyskie Province, five new regional specialities were indicated. Those include the following: effective use of energy, medical tourism, trade fair and congress organisation, knowledge transfer and design. The first of the specialities mentioned above is most likely to become a motor force in the region by stimulating innovation activities in local enterprises. The advantages of the speciality lie in the leading branch, i.e. power engi-neering links to subordinate branches. That facilitates the formation of connective innovation, thus boosting innovative processes in enterprises in a supply chain. Additionally, the province’s specialization in the effective use of energy corresponds to development priorities of the European Union stated in the Europe 2020 Strategy.