Maria da Graça Carvalho
Maria da Graça Carvalho (Portugal/Belgium) is currently a member of the European Parliament. She is actively engaged in ITRE, IMCO, FEMM, PECH and AIDA committees, while she is also co-chairing the parliamentary intergroup on Long-term, Sustainable Investments and Competitive European Industry. Maria da Graça Carvalho is also the chair of the Board of Directors of Instituto Francisco Sá Carneiro. She is a Full Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon). Previously, she was a senior advisor of Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, she was a member of the European Parliament and one of the rapporteurs of Horizon 2020. She was Principal Adviser to President Barroso in the fields of Science, Higher Education, Innovation, Research Policy, Energy, Environment and Climate Change. She served twice as a Minister of Science and Higher Education of the XV and XVI Constitutional Government of Portugal.