Director, "Key Enabling Technologies", DG for Research and Innovation,
European Commission

Since 1 January 2014, Clara de la Torre is Director responsible for “Key Enabling Technologies” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission.


She was previously the Director responsible for "Research and Innovation" during three years.


From 2008 to 2010, she was Director responsible for "Inter-institutional and legal matters related to the Framework Programme" also at the European Commission.

After a couple of years in the private sector, her professional career has mainly focussed on research policy where she started her activities at the European Commission in 1987.


In the late 90's, she dealt with "National Research Policies & Intergovernmental Cooperation".

She also worked at the EU Joint Research Centre both in Brussels and Seville, where she was advisor to the Director of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies.


Clara de la Torre has a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.