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European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science

The Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science is a portfolio within the European Commission. The current commissioner is Carlos Moedas (EPP).

The portfolio is responsible primarily for research and improving the conditions in the Union for researchers. The post is known familiarly as Science and Research; however it involves other fields such as technology, development etc.


  • Current commissioner 1
  • List of commissioners 2
  • See also 3
  • External links 4

Current commissioner

Moedas was approved by the European Parliament in 2014 as European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.

List of commissioners

Name Country Period Commission
1 Fritz Hellwig  West Germany 1967–1970 Rey Commission
2 Ralf Dahrendorf  West Germany 1973–1977 Ortoli Commission
3 Guido Brunner  West Germany 1977–1981 Jenkins Commission
4 Filippo Maria Pandolfi  Italy 1989–1993 Delors Commission
5 Antonio Ruberti  Italy 1993–1995 Delors Commission III
6 Édith Cresson  France 1995–1999 Santer Commission
7 Philippe Busquin  Belgium 1999–2004 Prodi Commission
8 Louis Michel  Belgium 2004 Prodi Commission
9 Janez Potočnik  Slovenia 2004–2010 Barroso Commission I
10 Máire Geoghegan-Quinn  Ireland 2010–2014 Barroso Commission II
11 Carlos Moedas  Portugal 2014–present Juncker Commission

See also

External links

  • Commissioner's website
  • Commission's research portal
  • EU joint research centre
  • AthenaWeb – European Science Research
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