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  • 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:

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European Parliament hearings

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Carlos Moedas' team supports him in his daily work.
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Appointments and meetings

Fri 28 Apr


in Beja, Portugal (until 29/04): delivers an opening speech at the "Valorisation of the agro-food industry" Conference at the Instituto Politecnico.

With: Carlos Moedas
Tue 02 May


receives Mr Siegfried Muresan (MEP), rapporteur for EU budget 2018

With: Carlos Moedas


Portuguese nationality.

European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
  • 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)