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

  • Fri 23 Jun

    participates in the signing ceremony of the OECD – EC Implementing Arrangement

    Carlos Moedas
  • Fri 23 Jun

    meets Mr Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General; Ms Gabriela Ramos, Chief of Staff

    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)