All private enterprises (excluding publicly listed companies, statutory bodies and non-government organisations funded by the Government) with a valid Business Registration Certificate or a Social Enterprise Certificate issued by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service under the D-Biz Programme, 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.
Application is open from 9 am on 18 May 2020 to 6 pm 31 October 2020. (Application closed)
Applications will be assessed based on individual merits and considered on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the following criteria:
Whether or not the applicants engage Service Providers on the Reference List will not affect the application outcome.
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. In general, the funding amount received by an applicant enterprise is within the reasonable market price range and sufficient for implementing a more economical and convenient IT solution with the same effect.
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.
The maximum number of applications to be processed by the Secretariat involving the same system integrator is 100 applications per week. The rest of the applications will be processed in the following week.
To further support enterprises to develop distance business during the epidemic, the following enhancement measures will be introduced for the (D-Biz) Programme:
Through the system, you can:
1. Withdraw / Accept / Reject the Submitted Application(s)
2. Check the Submitted Application Status
3. Upload additional document(s) as requested by the Secretariat
4. Make an appointment for signing the funding agreement
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.