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Commissioner Carlos Moedas


Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, European Union.

Carlos Moedas is the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation. His responsibilities include ensuring that research funding programmes, notably Horizon 2020, contribute to the European Commission's jobs, growth and investment package. He is also responsible for promoting the international excellence of the EU's research and science, and strengthening research capacities and innovation across all Member States. Other duties include evaluating how EU‑funded research can be used more effectively; ensuring that Commission proposals are based on scientific evidence, as well as encouraging private companies to apply research to meet challenges faced by society and create more high-quality jobs.  Commissioner Moedas is part of EU Project Teams on Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness; Euro and Social Dialogue; the Digital Single Market; Energy Union; Better Regulation and Interinstitutional Affairs, as well as the team on Budget and Human Resources. Previously, he was Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal, as well as Member of the Cabinet of Ministers (Council of Ministers) and Head of ESAME, the special unit in charge of monitoring the Portuguese Adjustment Programme. He holds an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, and also attended Ecole Nationale Des Ponts Et Chaussees and Instituto Superior Tecnico De Lisboa.