Carlos Moedas

Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation at European Commission 
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Biography:

    • 2014-present, Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal
      • 2011-14,  Member of the Portuguese Parliament
        • 2011, Senior Economic Advisor of the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD)
          • 2010-11, Founder of Crimson Investment Management
            • 2008-11, Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee Board of Aguirre Newman
              • 2004-08, Consultant on mergers and acquisitions, Deutsche Bank and Eurohypo Investment Bank
              • 2002-04, Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs
              • 2000-2002, MBA, Harvard Business School
              • 1998-2000, Engineer and Project Manager at Suez Group
              • 1993-98, Degree in civil engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa
              • 1988-1993, Co-Author of the book “The New Paradigm of Real-Estate investment” (O Novo Paradigma Do Investimento Imobiliário)

Responsibilities

  • Making sure that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to the Commission’s jobs, growth and investment package.
  • Promoting the international excellence of the EU’s research and science and strengthening research capacities and innovation across all Member States
  • Evaluating how EU‑funded research can be used more effectively.
  • Ensuring that Commission proposals are based on scientific evidence.
  • Encouraging private companies to apply research to meet challenges faced by society and create more high-quality jobs.

Carlos Moedas is part of the following Project Teams: