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Distance Business Programme

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Overview

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 adopt IT solutions to continue their business and services during the epidemic. The Hong Kong Productivity Council is the Secretariat of the Programme.

In view of the overwhelming response from enterprises, the Government has announced on 26 June to allocate an additional of HK$1 billion for the Programme, in addition to the original HK$500 million, to benefit more enterprises.

Funding Amount

For each IT solution and the relevant training expenses for the employees, the funding ceiling is HK$100,000 (with funding for the relevant training expenses capped at 10 per cent of the IT solution cost). Each enterprise may receive total funding of up to HK$300,000 to undertake a project to be implemented within six months.

An enterprise will be disbursed a payment of 30% of the funding amount after the application has been approved. Upon completion of the project and after the supporting documents are accepted, the remaining funding amount will be disbursed to the enterprise.

IT solution(s) must only be implemented after approval is granted.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (“HKPC”) is the Secretariat of the Distance Business Programme (“D-Biz Programme”) launched by the Government recently. All information and application details relating to D-Biz Programme announced by HKPC on its official website shall prevail. We hereby declare and clarify that HKPC has not commissioned or authorised any person, company or organisation to use HKPC’s name or logo in any services for assisting or handling applications under D-Biz Programme.

We would like to alert the general public to avoid being misled. In case of suspicion, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 2788 5070 for inquiry.

Please be cautioned that if any person, company or organisation is found to use HKPC’s name or logo to market and promote its own services without the consent or authorisation of HKPC, we reserve all rights to take legal actions against such person, company or organisation.

Enterprises and service providers participating in the D-Biz Programme must comply with the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) and the Competition Ordinance (Cap. 619).

Any omission or misrepresentation of information may lead to rejection of applications, withdrawn of applications approved, and part or full recoupment of funding disbursed. It is an offence in law to obtain property / pecuniary advantage by deception or assisting persons to obtain property / pecuniary advantage under D-Biz Programme. Any person who does so may be liable to legal proceedings.