Clara de la TORRE
Director Research and Innovation Directorate, DG Research and Innovation,
Clara de la Torre is the Director responsible for "Research and Innovation" in the European
Before that, she was Director responsible for "Inter-institutional and legal matters related to
the Framework Programme" in DG Research also at the European Commission.
Her professional career has mainly focussed on research policy where she started her
activities at the European Commission in 1987.
She covered a wide variety of fields ranging
from programme evaluation to energy research or socio-economic analysis.
In the late 90's, she dealt with "National Research Policies & Intergovernmental Cooperation"
where she was involved in the preparation of actions that are now crystalised as ERA-NETs
and 169 initiatives in the Framework Programme.
She also represented the European Union
in non-EU schemes such as EUREKA as she does now.
She also worked at the Joint Research Centre both in Brussels and Sevilla, where she was
advisor to the Director of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.
to the re-launch of the Institute's activities after its relocation in Spain.
Clara de la Torre has a degree in Economics and Business Administration (Quantitative
Economics) at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.