Europe and the Future of Innovation
03 March 2021, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm
Carlos Moedas, Former European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
This event is free.
Speaker: Carlos Moedas
A former civil engineer and economist, Carlos Moedas is a well-respected figure in European politics. From 2014-2019, he served as European Commissioner covering the portfolio of Research, Science and Innovation under of the leadership of President Jean-Claude Juncker. In this role, he designed the proposal for the Horizon Europe research and innovation framework.
Prior to this, he served as co-ordinator of Portugal’s Social Democratic Party Economic Research Unit, before being elected to Parliament in 2011. He was quickly appointed as under-Secretary of State in the Portuguese government and oversaw the implementation of key structural reforms.
Chair: Uta Staiger
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