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2020「遙距營商計劃」(D-Biz) by The Innovation and Technology Bureau of HKSAR

On April 19, 2020, the Innovation and Technology Bureau of Hong Kong announced an upcoming fund under the Anti-Epidemic Fund called 遙距營商計劃」(D-Biz). We have summarized some preliminary details below. Applications will be open in May 2020, stay tuned to this page for any updates.

What is「遙距營商計劃」 D-Biz?

A new fund under the second round of Anti-epidemic Fund totalling in 500 Million Hong Kong Dollars lasting for 6 months from the day of launch.

Purpose of 「遙距營商計劃」D-Biz

To help companies develop and expand digital presence and business operations to create new opportunities and overcome the challenges brought on by Covid-19.

Application highlights

  • For Companies (not including listed companies, statutory bodies and subsidized non-governmental organizations)
  • $100,000 limit for each proposed plan, maximum $300,000 in total per company
  • Open for registration in May 2020
  • Fund approvals and disbursment within 10 working days if all necessary information and documents are provide

How can companies use the fund:

The fund is applicable for facilitating automating and streamlining back-of-house company operations and training of employees.

1. Set-up or Enhancing Online Presence and Sales Capabilities

  • Building an online sales platform (website/ app) E.g. Delivery ordering website
  • Set-up of electronic payment systems E.g. Stripe, Alipay, Paypal
  • Enhance the user experience of current online platforms
  • Strengthening e-marketing strategies
  • Strengthening cybersecurity of current systems

2. Facilitating back-of-house company operations

  • Upgrade and automation of operation E.g. Smart admin panel
  • Purchase cloud service for remote document management E.g. Google G-Suite, Dropbox
  • Purchase team collaboration tools for remote team management E.g. Confluence
  • Purchase of virtual meeting tools for remote team/customers communication E.g. Zoom, Google hangouts, WebEx

3. Support for Continuing Education and Training

  • Training for how to manage and operate an e-commerce business
  • Training for how to utilize e-commerce marketing tools
  • Training for how to utilize remote team management tools

【創科局推遙距營商計劃】每間企業最多獲30萬元資助

二零二零年四月十九日,創新及科技局局長楊偉雄發表網誌,宣佈在第二輪防疫抗疫基金下,推出為期6個月,合共5億元「遙距營商計劃 D-Biz」,資助企業拓展遙距業務。我們為你總結了以下重點:

計劃目標

藉著疫情帶來的衝擊,協助企業利用創新與科技,創造新的機遇,轉危為機,渡過難關。

申請須知

計劃適用於各行各業(上市公司、法定機構和接受公帑資助的非政府機構除外),企業可就遙距營商包含的科技應用及相關培訓申請資助,每個方案連同培訓開支可獲最多10萬元資助,每間企業最多可獲30萬元總額資助。計劃於5月開始接受申請,申請文件齊備後,約10個工作天內可知悉申請結果。

如何善用D-Biz

企業可以在以下3大範疇,善用資助,以科技協助營運及提供培訓或拓展遙距營商業務:

1. 設立/優化公司的線上銷售表現

  • 創建網上銷售平台,例如:網上教學平台,外賣應用程式
  • 設置網上電子支付,例如:Stripe、Alipay、Paypal
  • 優化現有網站及應用程式的用戶體驗
  • 加強網上市場營銷策略
  • 加強現有網上系統的安全性

2. 提升辦公室營運效率

  • 自動化營運模式,例如:創建智能管理平台
  • 購買方便在家工作的遙距文件管理系統,例如:Google G-Suite、Dropbox
  • 購買遙距團隊管理軟件,例如:Confluence
  • 購買適用於員工或客戶溝通的網上會議軟件,例如: Zoom, Google hangouts, WebEx

3. 支援員工培訓及進修

  • 網店營運的相關培訓
  • 網上營銷策略培訓
  • 管理軟件的相關培訓

We hope we've been helpful in interpreting some of the public information in helping out our community in troubled times.

Please click on the link below to stay up-to-date:
https://bit.ly/itb-dbiz-announcement


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We do this in a number of ways including: Design Sprint Methods, Digital Transformation, Software Engineering, UIUX, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, Object recognition modelling, UX auditing and Design Tests.

Jaclyn Tsui

Jaclyn Tsui

Managing Partner at Altitude Labs. Love for product design and how things work. Duolingo junky. Usually have way too many tabs open. @fullstack @imperialcollege

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