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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:

Mission letter

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European Parliament hearings

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Carlos Moedas' team supports him in his daily work.
Team page



Appointments and meetings

  • Tue 23 Jan

    receives Mr William Phillips, Physicist and Nobel Laureate for Physics and Mr Tommaso Calarco, Director of the Institute for Complex Quantum Systems at the University of Ulm

    Carlos Moedas
  • Tue 23 Jan

    receives Ms Mariana Mazzucato, Professor in Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL)

    Carlos Moedas


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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
  • Co-Author of the book "The New Paradigm of Real-Estate investment" (O Novo Paradigma Do Investimento Imobiliário)
    • 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