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João Caraça

Caraça, João

Caraça, João

Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science

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Director, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, France; Fellow, World Academy of Art & Science

João Caraça is the Director of the Delegation in France of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. He has been Director of the Science Department of the Foundation since 1988. He integrates the Steering Committee of the European Forum on Philanthropy and Research. As Full Professor of Science and Technology Policy at the Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão of the Universidade de Lisboa he coordinated the M.Sc. Course on Economics and Management of Science, Technology and Innovation. He has been a member of EFFLA (the European Forum of Forward Looking Activities). He was a member of the Governing Board of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology(EIT) from 2008 to 2012. He was also President of the Advisory Board of the Portuguese Business Association for Innovation – COTEC (2003-2011). He was Science Adviser to the President of the Portuguese Republic from 1996 to 2006 and has published over 150 scientific papers. His main interests are in science and technology policy, strategic foresight studies and in the history of knowledge and culture.

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Globalisation Trapped   ( New Paradigm ), ( Knowledge, Science & Values )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The promise of making society progress through the direct applications of science was finally fulfilled in the mid-20th century. Science progressed immensely, propelled by the effects of the two world wars. The first science-based technologies saw the daylight during the 1940s and their transformative power was such that neither the military, nor subsequently the markets, allowed science to return intact to its curiosity-driven nest. Technoscience was...