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Evisa Kica

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PhD Researcher

GENERAL

Evisa Kica was a PhD candidate at the Department of Public Administration (PA), Law and Regulation Group. The PhD project is part of the NanoNextNL program, and focuses on the role of transnational governance arrangements in the governance of nanotechnology. She held the degree of doctor at the University of Twente on January 23, 2015. Her dissertation is titled: the legitimacy of transnational private governance arrangements related to nanotecnologies: the case of international organization for standardization.

Her research interests relate with the emerging technologies (biotechnology and nanotechnology) and regulatory challenges; the dilemmas in intellectual property protection in Europe; regulation by means of standardisation; multi-level governance, compliance and legitimacy.

Evisa has also been involved in the project “Study on the quality of the patent system in Europe” commissioned to Poiltecnico di Torino, with the European Commission, DG MARKT as the ultimate funding authority. The aim of the project is to propose evidence-based policy recommendations for the optimal functioning of the future patent system in Europe, and to present the evidence, discussions and recommendations with respect to the quality of patents in Europe.

She holds an MA degree in Public Management from the Appalachian State University, North Carolina (USA) in 2008 . During her studies, she worked as a Graduate Research Assistant, acting as a project co-ordinator in various faculty projects and assisting senior research analysts with drafting and editing project reports and methodological reports, and analysing survey results data. Evisa has finished her bachelor studies in Public Administration, at the South East European University in Macedonia, in 2006.

INTERESTS

  • EU Patent Policy
  • Biotechnology and Nanotechnology
  • Intellectual Property Protection in Europe
  • Regulation by means of Standardisation
  • Multi-level Governance and Legitimacy
  • Knowledge Transfer and Innovation

LECTURING

  • EU External Legal Relations (2014).
  • Current Affairs in Advanced Technology (2013).
  • European Institutions (2010).

PUBLICATIONS

  • the legitimacy of transnational private governance arrangements related to nanotecnologies: the case of international organization for standardization (2015). Dissertation to obtain the degree of doctor at the University of Twente. January 23, 2015. ISBN 978-90-365-3818-3 . http://doc.utwente.nl/93956/
  • 13.Kica, E and B Dorbeck-Jung (2014), ‘Conceptualization of the legitimacy of transnational technology regulation: First empirical insights from nanotechnology standardization’ (submitted).
  • Kica, E and DM Bowman (2013), ‘Transnational Governance Arrangements: Legitimate Alternatives to Regulating Nanotechnologies?’, NanoEthics, 7(1).
  • Kica, E and DM Bowman (2012), ‘Regulation by Means of Standardization: Key Legitimacy Issues of Health and Safety Nanotechnology Standards’, Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science and Technology.53,11-56.
  • Kica, E (2012), ‘The Drive Towards Nanotechnology Standardization: Shifting Roles in Governance and Key Challenges’, European Journal of Risk Regulation, 2, 227-234.
  • Kica, E., V Rodriguez and N Groenendijk (2012), ‘High-Quality Patents for Emerging Science and Technology through External Actors’, European Intellectual Property Review, 4, 221-229.
  • Kica, E and N Groenendijk (2011), ‘The European Patent System: Dealing with Emerging Technologies’, Innovation - The European Journal of Social Science Research, 24 (1-2), 85-105.
  • Kica, E and RA Wessel (forthcoming 2014), Transnational Arrangements in the Governance of Emerging Technologies: The Case of Nanotechnology, in E. Stokes, D. Bowman and A. Rip (Eds.), Embedding and Governing New Technologies: A Regulatory, Ethical & Societal Perspective, Singapore: Pan Stanford Publishing.
  • Kica, E and N Groenendijk (2012), ‘The Governance of Patents in Europe: An Improved Patent Impact Assessment for New Technology Developments’ in Helge Hveem and Carl H. Knutsen (Eds), Governance and Knowledge: The Politics of Foreign Investment, Technology and Ideas, Routledge, pp. 98-116.
  • Kica, E (2011), ‘The European Patent System: Emerging Technologies, the Patent Quality Challenge and Mechanisms to Deal with it’., in Michiel A. Heldeweg and Evisa Kica (Eds), Regulating Technological Innovation: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke/Un, pp. 190-211
  • Heldeweg, A.H and E Kica (2011), ‘Introduction: General Analysis of the Regulation and Technological Innovation Relationship’, in Michiel A. Heldeweg and Evisa Kica (Eds), Regulating Technological Innovation: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke/Un, pp. 1-14.
  • Heldeweg, A.H and E Kica (2011), ‘Conclusions: Emerging Technologies and Technology Innovation’, in Michiel A. Heldeweg and Evisa Kica (Eds), Regulating Technological Innovation: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke/Un, pp. 225-229.
  • Scellato, G., M Calderini, F Caviggioli, Ch Franzoni, E Ughetto, E Kica and V Rodriguez (2011), Study on the Quality of the Patent System in Europe. European Commission/DG Markt (Tender MARKT/2009/11/D. Contract Notice in the Official Journal of the European Union 2009/S 147-214675 of 04/08/2009).
  • Heldeweg, A.M and E Kica (eds) (2011), Regulating Technological Innovation: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Palgrave MacMillan: Basingstoke/Un.

CONFERENCES (SELECTED)

  • Kica E and RA Wessel (2014), ‘Transnational Arrangements in the Governance of Emerging Technologies’, paper to be presented at to the 5th Biennial ECPR Standing Group for Regulatory Governance Conference on 'Regulatory Governance: between Global and Local', June 2014, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) in Barcelona.
  • Kica, E and B. Dorbeck-Jung (2013), ‘Conceptualization of the legitimacy of transnational technology regulation: First empirical insights from nanotechnology standardization’, paper presented at the 5th Annual Conference Meeting of Society for the Study of NanoScience and Emerging Technologies (S.NET), October 27-29, 2013 Northeastern University, Boston; and the INTERNORM Workshop - When civil society joins technical diplomacy: prospects and limits of participation in international standardization, 19 March, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Kica, E and DM Bowman (2012), ‘Regulation by Means of Standardisation: Key Legitimacy Issues of Health and Safety Nanotechnology Standards’, paper presented at 4th Biennial ECPR Standing Group for Regulatory Governance Conference on 'New Perspectives on Regulation, Governance and Learning, 27-29 June, University of Exeter –UK.
  • Kica, E., B Dorbeck-Jung and R.A. Wessel (2011), ‘The Emergence of the Transnational Networks and Challenges of Legitimacy: The Case of Nanotechnology’, paper presented at Transnational Networks – National, European and International Perspectives, Ius Commune Conference, 24-25 November, Utrecht- Netherlands.
  • Kica, E (2011), ‘Understanding the Process of Nanotechnology Standardization”, paper presented at : International Conference of : European Regulatory Governance: Developments and Change. 27-28 October, Copenhagen Business School - Denmark.
  • Kica, E., V Rodriguez and N Groenendijk (2010), ‘High-quality Patents for Emerging Science and Technology Through External Actors: Community Scientific Experts and Knowledge Societies’, paper presented at: Tentative Governance in Emerging Science and Technology: Actor Constellations, Institutional Arrangements and Strategies. 28-29 October, Enschede - Netherlands .
  • Kica, E and N Groenendijk (2010), ‘The Governance of Patents in Europe: An Improved Patent Impact Assessment for New Technology Developments’, paper presented at The 2nd GARNET Network Workshop, 1-5 June, Asker - Norway.
  • Kica, E and N Groenendijk (2009), ‘The Governance of European Intellectual Property Rights: Toward a Differentiated Community Approach’, paper presented at 4th Annual Conference of the GARNET Network, 11- 13 November 2009, Rome - Italy.

NETWORKS

  1. Member of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG).
  2. Member of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA).
  3. Member of the Twente Graduate School (TGS).
  4. Delegate to the ISO/TC229 on Nanotechnology

RESEARCH AND EDUCATIONAL TRAINING (SELECTED)

  1. NIST & ANSI – Workshop on Increased use of Nanotechnology Standards (December, 2011), Washington, DC.
  2. ECPR Summer School: Methodologies of Case Study (August 2011) University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  3. University of Twente - Technical Writing and Editing Course (May-June 2010).
  4. WIPO- Distance Learning course: General Course on Intellectual Property DL-101 (June 2010).
  5. WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property (July 2010) Geneva, Switzerland.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS

  1. NanoNext Doctoral Research Grant (2011-2015).
    NanoNextNL programme.
  2. NIG Travel Grant (2011).
    Netherlands Institute of Government.
  3. Global Supplementary Research Grant (2009-2010).
    The Open Society Foundation Institute.