Distant Business (D-Biz) Program
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 is D-Biz
The Innovation and Technology Commission announced that the Distance Business Programme on 1st May, 2020 under the Anti-epidemic Fund of the Government.
Aim to : "Support enterprises to continue their business and services during the epidemic, the Programme provides funding support through fast-track processing for enterprises to adopt IT solutions for developing distance business.”
Categories of Solution offer by TechSquare
● Online Business
● Online customer services and engagement
For the company to establish a web portal, mobile app or other online channels, with aims to promote its goods and services, by using either subscription-based or custom-built e-commerce platform, including development and management
Such adoption of technologies can also include distance learning facilities
promote such online portal through search engine promotion, digital advertisement such as social media promotion, e-coupon, loyalty programme, etc.
Excluding production of promotion materials, contents or assets (e.g. image, text and video etc. as part of the marketing and promotion materials)
● Virtual meeting and conference tools
Adopt tools to allow groups of people to collaborate or meet virtually through the Internet with the following functions but not limited to:
● Cyber security solutions
Improve the cyber security of the companies by implementing software, hardware or services to defend against cyber attacks
Solution examples include but not limited to data encryption, firewall, anti-virus / malware solutions
● Remote document management, cloud storage and remote access services
Digitise hard copy document into electronic format and store on cloud storage
Enable staff to access the company information, data and system remotely with solutions such as remote desktop control, Virtual Private Network (VPN), Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)