European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, detains responsibilities regarding research funding programs, especially Horizon 2020, making sure they contribute to the Commission’s jobs, growth and investment package.
Besides, Carlos Moedas is also responsible for promoting the international excellence of the EU’s research and science and strengthening research capacities and innovation across all Member States. Simultaneously, evaluating how EU‑funded research can be used more effectively and ensuring that Commission proposals are based on scientific evidence.
Involving and encouraging private companies to apply research to meet challenges faced by society and create more high-quality jobs is also other of his main activities.
Carlos Moedas holds a degree in civil engineering from the Instituto Superior Técnico and an BA from Harvard Business School. In 2011, he’s elected for the National Parliament and was called for the government to Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal in charge of the Portuguese Adjustment Programme. In 2014, he became Member of the European Commission, as Commissioner in charge of Research, Science and Innovation.