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Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Anti-epidemic Remote Business Solution

Distance Business (D-Biz) Programme
Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Anti-epidemic Remote Business Solution

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Updates: The Innovation and Technology Commission today (August 18) introduced enhancement measures for the Distance Business Programme to further support enterprises to develop distance business during the epidemic.

 

The enhancements are as follows:

1. From 9am on August 31, enterprises may submit a second application in which the categories of the IT solutions must be different from the approved categories in the first application. They may submit a second application after they have replied to the Secretariat on the result of the first application. The assessment criteria of the Programme remain unchanged. Each enterprise may receive aggregate funding of up to $300,000;

2. The funding period for subscription-based IT solutions will be extended from six months to 12 months. This arrangement is also applicable to applications approved earlier;

3. The restriction that related entities being regarded as one single entity are not allowed to submit applications will be lifted; and

4. Social enterprises with certifications issued by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service for the Distance Business Programme will also be eligible.

 

The application deadline for the Programme is October 31. Enterprises wishing to apply for the Programme's funding are advised to submit applications online as soon as possible. Details are available on the Programme's website (u.hkpc.org/dbiz). For enquiries, please contact the Programme Secretariat by phone on 2788 5070 during business hours (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)) or via email at dbiz@hkpc.org.

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Programme Background
With the second round of Anti-epidemic Fund measures,the Innovation and Technology Bureau (ITB) have introduced the Distance Business Programme (D-Biz) to subsidize qualified enterprises^ to continue their remote businesses and services through the adoption of IT solutions. 

For details, please find the latest updates from the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC). 

Application Period
The programme opens for application from 18th May to 31st October for a period of six months. 

 

Funding Amount 
  • Applicants can seek 100% funding support and apply at the same time, to purchase and adopt information and technological solutions including related training expenses (capped at 10 % of solution cost);
  • Each IT solution with related training expenses is subject to a cap of HK$100,000;
  • Each enterprise^ can be granted at most HK$300,000;
  • An initial payment of 30% of the approved funding amount is payable to a designated bank account after the application has been approved.

Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Anti-epidemic Remote Business Solution

Serving as your Business Innovation Partner, Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) has extensive experience in providing one-stop innovative solutions to support customers’ digital transformation, and offer several remote-working solutions which are qualified under the Distance Business Programme (D-Biz).

 

Government Funding Scope

 
Fuji Xerox (Hong Kong) Anti-epidemic Remote Business Solution
 

Remote Document Management, Cloud Storage and Remote Access Services

 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Access your office’s computer desktops, applications and data anytime, anywhere for easy remote working.

 

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Access your securely encrypted company servers or network resources, preventing spyware intrusion and hacker attacks.

 

Document Capturing Solution & Electronic Document Management Platform

Using the Dokmee Capture automated document data acquisition solution and the Cryptobox one-stop remote document management platform, enterprises can automate and digitize documents at a lower cost, whilst quickly establishing a platform for accessing, editing and sharing documents anytime, anywhere.

 

Digital Customer Experience Enhancement

 

Cloud Base Digital Signature Solution

DocuSign e-Signature digitizes the contract management process, allowing companies to complete the procedures of signing, exchanging and saving contracts on the cloud anytime, anywhere. Shorter transaction times can help boost customer satisfaction, reduce costs and lower supply chain risks.

 

PDF Pre-flight Automation

Enfocus supports remote pre-checking and submission of PDF files for professional output or production. With professional printing standards, Enfocus helps designers determine possible deviations between electronic files and printed materials. It may also suggest feasible improvement plans or automatic corrections to eliminate the need for delivering and correcting documents in person.

  
How to Apply
From 18 May 2020, the D-biz programme is open for applications. You can directly apply through HKPC, and ITB is responsible for assisting and handling applications. By using the quick approval method, business enterprise will receive an application result within 10 days of submission of the required documents. 

^all private enterprises (except listed companies, statutory bodies and NGOs funded by the Government) are eligible to apply. Qualified enterprises must have a valid Business Registration Certificate with business commencing before 1st January 2020 and have substantive business operations in the related industry at the time of application.