Distance Business Programme (D-Biz)

Funding support for you to continue your business using technology




Introduction


What is D-Biz Programme?

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. The Hong Kong Productivity Council is appointed as the Secretariat.

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.






Who Can Apply for D-Biz Programme?

All private enterprises (excluding publicly listed companies, statutory bodies and non-government organisations funded by the Government) with a valid Business Registration Certificate, ongoing business commenced before 1 January 2020 and substantive business operation in the industry related to the project in the application at the time of application are eligible.

One entity can submit one application only. Related entities*would be treated as one single entity. Applicants are required to indicate and declare in the funding application as to whether any of their related entities have applied for or received funding support under the D-Biz Programme at the time of application.
*Entities set up as different legal entities but having the same individual(s) each holding 30% or more ownership in such entities (up to the ultimate level of natural person(s) if the entities are held by corporate shareholder(s).

Application Period

Application is open from 9 am on 18 May 2020 to 6 pm 31 October 2020.



The solution we cover


3. Online customer services and engagement

- e-Leaning Management System
- Live Streaming Integration
- Video Hosting Integration

10. Virtual team management and communications

- Services Desk System



5. Digital payment / mobile point of sale

- Online Payment Gateway Integration



12. Other online / custom-built / cloud-based business support systems

- Students / Parents Information System
- School Management System
- School App
- Admissions Registration System



6. Online / cloud-based financial management systems

- School Billing Management System




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