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According to the Innovation and Technology Bureau, the 2nd round of the Anti-epidemic Fund will launch HK$5 billion for “Distance Business Programme (D-Biz), in order to support enterprises to adopt innovation and IT solutions for developing remote electronic business, create new opportunities, enhance competitiveness, and turn crises into opportunities during the epidemic period, develop online takeaway catering services, mobile electronic payments, e-learning courses, online consulting, etc., and develop e-commerce. It is expected to benefit more than 3,000 companies. The maximum amount of subsidy for each programme is $100,000 (with funding for the relevant training expenses capped at 10 per cent of the IT solution cost), with a total subsidy of up to $300,000 per enterprise.

Eligibility:
All private enterprises (except listed companies, statutory bodies and NGOs funded by the Government), are eligible to apply, with a valid Business Registration Certificate and business commenced before 1 January 2020 and have substantive business operations in the related industry at the time.

Application Period: Starting from 18 May 2020

D-Biz Industry Examples

SME

Remote document management, Remote team management, Virtual meeting & conference tool

EDUCATION CENTRE

Develop Online Courses, Live Streaming for remote learning, e-payment system

RETAIL INDUSTRY

Develop online stores, E-marketing, Online advertising, Mobile POS

CATERING INDUSTRY

Develop Online Food Delivery Service, Online Marketing, Mobile POS

The list comprises 12 IT categories relating to distance business as follows:

  • Online business
  • Online order taking and delivery, and smart self-service systems
  • Online customer services and engagement
  • Digital customer experience enhancement
  • Digital payment / mobile point of sale
  • Online / cloud-based financial management systems
  • Online / cloud-based human resources management systems
  • Remote document management, cloud storage and remote access services
  • Virtual meeting and conference tools
  • Virtual team management and communications
  • Cybersecurity solutions
  • Other online / custom-built / cloud-based business support systems
  • Others...

Application Procedures

1. Draft proposal , prepare related documents

2. Submit application (start on 18 May 2020)

3. Approval

4. Funding Release

Details are subject to official website

Shun Hing Technology Co., Ltd provides a one-stop D-Biz remote business solution and a free consultation for enterprises.

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Email: shtec@panasonic.oa.hk

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