Rudiment has been seed-funded in 2015 by a grant of USD 75,000 from the Information Program of the Open Society Foundations.
In June 2015, the Shuttleworth Foundation awarded us a flash grant of USD 5,000 to explore ways to develop ARCADE.
To fund the technical feasibility work on ARCADE, in May 2015 the Yorkshire Innovation Fund awarded us a Small Innovation Project grant which brought us around GBP 7,500 of time with research scientists at the Centre for Visual Computing at the University of Bradford.
Rudiment is a research and development organisation founded in 2015 by human rights defenders specialised in the use of modern digital technologies. We experiment with ways to acquire, analyse and present information that open new possibilities for people investigating human rights violations, war crimes and abuses of power. We draw on techniques of open source intelligence and civic hacking to create the sort of resources, tools and approaches which have revolutionised government, humanitarian work and investigative journalism.