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@example.com 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.
All private enterprises (excluding publicly listed companies, statutory bodies and non-government organisations funded by the Government) with a valid Business Registration Certificate, ongoing business commenced before 1 January 2020 and substantive business operation in the industry related to the project in the application at the time of application are eligible.
One entity can submit one application only. Related entities*would be treated as one single entity. Applicants are required to indicate and declare in the funding application as to whether any of their related entities have applied for or received funding support under the D-Biz Programme at the time of application.
*Entities set up as different legal entities but having the same individual(s) each holding 30% or more ownership in such entities (up to the ultimate level of natural person(s) if the entities are held by corporate shareholder(s).
Application is open from 9 am on 18 May 2020 to 6 pm 31 October 2020.
Applications will be assessed based on individual merits and considered on a case-by-case basis. The assessment criteria of the D-Biz Programme projects include:
If a project is worthy of support in principle, the level of funding may be adjusted with reference to the project cost approved by the Committee.
The Government and the Secretariat reserves the right to reject an application on grounds including but not limited to:
Incomplete application will not be further processed until the applicant has rectified the errors or provided all the necessary information. Once the applicant has provided the outstanding information or documents, the application concerned will then re-join the queue at the end of the queue.
To ensure fair and reasonable allocation of resources, the Programme Secretariat will process up to 10 funding applications involving services provided by the same system integrator being the service provider each week. The rest of the applications will be processed in the following week.
Note: Whether or not the applicants engage Service Providers on the Reference List will not affect the application outcome.