Hong Kong Distance Business Program

Hong Kong Distance Business Program

Your business is established in Hong Kong. During the Covid19 crisis, you realized you were not properly equipped for remote working. Did you know that under the Distance Business (D-Biz) Program, you could receive some funding to adopt dedicated IT solutions?

Under the Hong Kong Anti-Epidemic Fund, the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) has launched a D-Biz Program to support enterprises running their business remotely.

Funding – Enterprises can claim up to HK$100,000 per IT solution and training expenses facilitating remote working, for 3 projects maximum, i.e. HK$300,000 in total. Such IT solutions and projects shall be implemented within a 6 months’ timeframe, and training expenses shall not exceed 10% of each IT solution’s costs.

IT categories – The D-Biz Program covers
12 IT categories relating to distance business. These include a wide range of solutions such as online orders, self-service systems, digital payments, online financial and HR management systems, virtual meetings tools, cybersecurity, and other cloud-based support systems.

Eligibility – Hong Kong companies with a valid Business Registration Certificate, ongoing business commenced before 1 January 2020 and substantive operations in the industry related to the project are eligible.

Timeline – Applications will remain open until 31st October 2020.

Are you equipped for the next wave of home working? Shall you apply? How?

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