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?