D-Biz (Distance Business) Programme


Fight COVID-19 pandemic together!


For Hong Kong Enterprises

COVID-19 is affecting all kinds of enterprises in Hong Kong. Nowadays, remote working or service has become a new trend against the backdrop of the epidemic. Under the Anti-Epidemic Fund, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has launched the Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme to support enterprises to continue their business and services through the adoption of IT solutions with HK$300,000 support per enterprise.

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Open for apply on 4 May, 2020

Who are eligible to apply the D-Biz Programme?

All private enterprises (except listed companies, statutory bodies and NGOs funded by the Government) in Hong Kong, are eligible to apply. Qualified enterprise must have valid Business Registration Certificate with business commenced before 1 January 2020 and have substantive business operation in the related industry at the time of application.

What is the funding amount?

The D-Biz Programme will provide 100% funding support to qualified enterprises, subject to a cap of HK$100,000 per IT solution (related training expenses to be capped at 10% of solution cost) and HK$300,000 per enterprise. An initial payment of 30% of the approved funding amount is payable to a designated bank account after the application has been approved.

What kind of projects will be funded by D-Biz Programme?

To facilitate enterprises to identify suitable IT solutions, we will provide Lists of IT Solutions for reference, with a view to expediting processing time and benefiting the enterprises as soon as possible. The List covered 13 categories of IT solutions for supporting distance business.

Workflows

  • 01Prepare Documents

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  • 02Application Submission

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  • 03Application Assessment

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  • 04Implementation

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  • 05Disbursement of Funds

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