2020 D-Biz
Distance Business Programme
(Update on 29-APR-2020)
Anti-epidemic Fund

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Important Notice from Hong Kong Productivity Council

Hong Kong Productivity Council (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 also like to alert the general public for avoidance of being misleading. For any suspect, please email us at dbiz@hkpc.org or call us at 2788 5070 for inquiry. Caution: This website will never charge applicants any fees for DBiz application.

Information and Technology Bureau (ITB)
Distance Business Programme (D-Biz)

With the continuous outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, all walks of life have suffered from the impact of knock-on effect. The former Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Mr Nicholas W. Yang, announced that the Innovation and Technology Bureau will allocate HKD$500 million to launch a Distance Business Programme under the Anti-epidemic Fund, in order to support local enterprises to continue their business and services through adoption of IT solutions during the epidemic.

D-Biz
I.T Solutions & Examples

DDM_D-biz_網上商店

1. Online Store

Shopify
Shopline
WordPress
WooCommerce

DDM_D-biz_網上接單和送遞智能自助服務系統

2. Online Order & Delivery
Smart Self-service System

Online Food Ordering Platform
Delivery Solution
Smart Lockers
Smart Kiosk
Smart Vending Machine etc

DDM_D-biz_網上客戶服務推廣

3. Online Customer Services &
Engagement

Online Ticketing System
Online Booking System
Customer Relationship Management System (CRM)
Virtual Service Delivery
Online Medical Consultation

DDM_D-biz_客戶數碼體驗升級

4. Customer Digital
Experience Upgrade

ChatBot
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Augmented Reality (AR)
Virtual Reality (VR)
Customer Analysis etc (Data Analysis)

DDM_D-biz_數碼營銷

5. Digital Marketing

Google Advertisement
Facebook, IG & Linkedin Advertisement
Facebook, IG, Linkedin Page Management
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
eDM
Ad Film Shooting

DDM_D-biz數碼支付流動裝置零售管理系統

6. Digital Payment
Mobile POS

Paypal
Payme
Stripe
Alipay
WeChat Pay
WeChat Mini Program Food Ordering System

DDM_D-biz_雲端財務管理系統

7. Cloud-Based Financial
Management System

ZOHO Book
ZOHO Invoicing
XERO
MYOB

DDM_D-biz_雲端人力資源管理系統

8. Cloud-Based Human
Resources Management System

Electronic Payroll Payment
Salary Management System
Employee Self-Service Portal
Talent Management
Online Training Management
Online & Location-Based Attendance
Clocking Monitoring & Reporting
Employee Leave Management
Employee Reimbursement Handling System

DDM_D-biz_遙距文件管理及雲端儲存

9. Remote Document
Management & Cloud Storage

Shared Drive
Remote Access Services (RAS)
Remote Desktop Control for Document
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

DDM_D-biz_網上會議工具

10. Web Conferencing Tool

ZOHO Meeting
Microsoft Team
Google Meet

DDM_D-biz虛擬團隊管理和溝通

11. Virtual Team
Management & Communication

Collaboration Tools
Zoho Project
Asana
Teamwork.com
Instant Messaging Software
Slack

DDM_D-biz_網絡安全方案

12. Cybersecurity Solution

Firewall
Anti-Virus
Anti-Malware Solution

DDM_D-biz雲端業務支援系統_

13. Cloud Business Support System

Enterprise Resources Planning System (ERP)
E-Application Form & Approval Workflow (BP | BI)
Robotic Process Automation

Applicable Industries & Examples

DDM_D-biz_補習社

Tutorial Center

Online Video Tutorial
Online Course System
Website
Webinar
Online Tuition Fee Payment
Monthly Payment

DDM_D-biz_辦公室

Office

Video Conferencing System
Cloud Based Document Management System
Cloud Based Team Management
Business Workflow Automation (AI)
Online Accounting & Payment System
Company Website

DDM_D-biz_零售店

Retail Store

E-Shop
Live Streaming Marketing
E-Shop Electronic Payment 
Digital Marketing

DDM_D-biz_餐飲

Food & Beverage

DDM_D-biz_美容院

Beauty Salon

DDM_D-biz_旅遊

Tourism

DDM_D-biz_攝影

Photographer

DDM_D-biz_裝修

Interior Decoration

DDM_D-biz_娛樂

Entertainment

DDM_D-biz_服裝

Fashion

DDM_D-biz_金融

Finance

DDM_D-biz_珠寶

Jewellery

DDM_D-biz_診所

Clinic

DDM_D-biz_地產

Property

DDM_D-biz_運動

Sports

DDM_D-biz_婚宴

Wedding

DDM_D-biz_保險

Insurance

Distance Business Programme D-Biz
Subsidy Coverage

DDM_D-biz_購買軟件及硬件

Purchase
Software & Hardware

Software Examples
Microsoft Team
Microsoft Office 365
Google Meet
Google G-Suite
Zoho Meeting
Zoho CRM
Zoho Creator
Alipay
WeChat Pay
Paypal
Shopify
Shopline
WooCommerce

DDM_D-biz_採用及設置軟件

Adopt & Set Up
Software

Procurement Consulting
Procurement
User ID Setup
Programming
Copywriting
Graphic Design
Motion Graphic
Web Design
E-Shop (incl. Chatbot, Digital Payment, Mobile POS)
User Digital Experience Upgrade
Cybersecurity
Video Conferencing System
Accounting System (Invoicing System)
HR Management System
Cloud Storage & Remote Documentation System
Remote Team Management System
Android Solution (Smart Kiosk)
ERP, CRM & Business Process System
Mobile App Development

DDM_D-biz_培訓使用

User Training

Service Examples
Initial Setup Tutorial
Digital Marketing Strategy
E-Shop Step by Step Tutorial
Software Management & Operation
Software User Daily Usage
Remote Team Management Guide
HR Management System Guide
Cloud Storage & Remote Documentation Guide
Cybersecurity Guide

Distance Business Programme D-Biz
Eligibility

DDM_D-biz_業務性質

Company Scale

Not Accept Application

Non-Hong Kong registered company
Listed company
Statutory body
Publicly-funded NGO 
HKBR obtained after 1 Jan 2020
No substantive business at the time D-Biz launched

Accept Application

Valid HKBR
Limited company
Unlimited company
HKBR obtained before 1 Jan 2020
Substantive business at the time D-Biz launched

DDM_D-biz_主體業務

Business Nature

Any lawful business

DDM_D-biz_公司規範

Main Business

Accept Application

D-Biz would be helpful for:
Business before COVID-19
New business in COVID-19

In the Time of COVID-19

Affect employees to return to office
Affect store operation

Distance Business Programme D Biz
Application Process

Know More about ITB
Distance Business Programme D-Biz

Anti-epidemic Fund is a fiscal measure launched by the HKSAR government to respond to the needs of the public and the society in the time of COVID-19, in order to help all walks of life and keep workers in employment. Related policies have been adopted in 2020-21 Budget, and around HKD$3 million has already been allocated since 2020.

Distance Business Programme (D-Biz) is a quickly approved full funding scheme launched by the Innovation and Technology Bureau under the second round of the HKD$500 million Anti-epidemic Fund. Within the 6-month scheme period, the programme will support enterprises to purchase, adopt and set up software and related training expenses to develop their remote business to fight against the epidemic. Every I.T solution will be subject to a cap of HKD$100,000, and HKD$300,000 per enterprise.

As D-Biz will adopt fast approval that only takes 10 working days, the efficiency of proposal preparation is essential. The earlier enterprises obtain funding support, the earlier they adopt remote business to fight the economic impact of COVID-19. We are applying our extensive experience in digital marketing to help all walks of live by providing adoptable solutions and setting up remote business systems. Only in this way will we be sure that every application is successful and that enterprises can rise up to challenges.

Please proceed to Application Guide Part 2 (to be continued…)