In its first year of trading, a unique gaming platform has made a successful first claim of £10K in R&D tax credits, secured by randd uk. Developed from scratch, the gaming platform required intense research and development to create a piece of software that could operate a game which offered a prize pool and raise funds for grassroots rugby.

This unique idea presented various challenges such as technological barriers and creating an online payment system; the gambling element of the game meant that the company had to acquire a gambling licence. Research and development is vital to prepare the gaming platform for market, so R&D tax credits have enabled the company to survive and continue with their innovative plans.