NOVA University Lisbon will award the title of Doctor Honoris Causa to Carlos Moedas in a ceremony presided by the Rector, Professor João Sàágua, that will take place on February 1st, at 5 pm, with live streaming on NOVA's YouTube.
The Vice-Rector of NOVA, Professor Elvira Fortunato, will be the Patron and will deliver the laudation.
As European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, between 2014 and 2019, Carlos Moedas mentored the creation of the European Innovation Council (EIC). This complementary unit of the European Research Council (ERC) promotes the implementation of creative and disruptive ideas generated by talents and their applicability to concrete cases in society. He also encouraged European regulations based on scientific evidence not polarized by the interests of groups or sectors, creating, for this purpose, the Scientific Advisory Mechanism to the Commission, with the support of all European Academies, without exception, with the objective of conducting studies and recommendations to support decision-making.
Carlos Moedas also played an important role within the scope of the new Framework Programme, Horizon Europe, having presented a proposal with a budget increase of around 30%.
Holder of several national and international awards, such as the Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Cork, Ireland, in 2016, and by the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris, France, in 2018, Carlos Moedas contributed to the advancement of science and technology. in Europe and the world.
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