Research

Acquired Grants

  • EU-SwafS Horizon 2020 grant for “Critical Making: RRI Principles in the Maker Community” (2021-2023)
  • Berlin University Alliance funding for “Infrastructuring in Grassroots Innovation” (2020)

Field Research

DAAD-funded field research on Indonesian critical making and grassroots innovation movements between November 2019 – July 2020.

Lectures and workshops

Critical Practice Cases in Social Innovation. Summer Semester 2020/2021, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, Masterstudiengang Soziale Innovation.

Social Innovation in Critical Technical Practice in Indonesia. Winter Semester 2020/2021, hybrid plattform: Global Makerspaces – Critical Perspectives, Positions and Practices, University of Arts and Technical University of Berlin.

Critical Making: Hacking Gender Bias in Engineering Studies. Summer Semester 2019/20, Winter Semester 2020/21, Technical University of Berlin in cooperation with Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation.

The Future of Technology. Winter semester 2018/19, Technical University of Berlin.

Changes in Digital Technologies and Information Technology. Winter semester 2018/19, Technical University, Berlin.

Vocational Study Projects for K-12 Students. Summer semester 2017/18, Technical University, Berlin.

Social Business Model Canvas for Social-Digital Entrepreneurs. 2017, Berlin and Hungary, Social-Digital Innovation Incubator.

Due Diligence Before Launching a Social-Digital Idea. 2017, Berlin and Hungary, Social-Digital Innovation Barcamps.

Creative Industries: Getting Started with Social Innovation. Winter semester 2015/16, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Publications

Sipos, R., Franzl, K. (2020): Tracing the History of DIY and Maker Culture in Germany. In: Digital Culture and Society special issue on Alternative Histories in DIY Cultures and Maker Utopias.

Sipos, R., Wenzelmann V.; Critical Making with and for Communities. C&T ’19: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Communities & Technologies – Transforming Communities, June 2019, Pages 323–330, https://doi.org/10.1145/3328320.3328410

Sipos, R., Chinoy, S., Ruiz, R.: The Critical Making Movement. How Using Critical Thinking in Technological Practice can Make a Difference In 35C3 – Refreshing Memories. Chaos Computer Club e.V., ISBN 978-3-947720-31-6, Ach je Verlag, Berlin. 2019.

Sipos, R.: Life Long Learning: Protection from the Negative Effects of Industry 4.0  (Ami megvéd az Ipar 4.0 negatív hatásaival szemben: tanulás). Budapest, Hungary. Elektronet, 2018/5.

Sipos, R.: Digital Innovation Made in Africa For Sustainable and Inclusive Development. GIZ. Berlin/Bonn, Germany. 1st Edition, November 2017.

Sipos, R.: Better, Faster: About the 150 Years Old ITU’s Conference in Budapest (Jobbat, gyorsabban: A 150 éves ITU budapesti konferenciájáról). Budapest, Ungarn. Elektronet, 2015/7.

Sipos, R.: Time for Ideas. ITU News, Geneva, Switzerland, 2013/4.

Planned:

The Social-Digital Innovation Incubation Program Toolkit. Tools for Bringing Social and Open-Source Tech Together. OER. Berlin, 2021.

Innovation Hubs as Political Actors in the Global South – working title

Infrastructuring in Grassroots Innovation