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GOOD NEWS! WE START AT 19th MAY - WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WELCOME YOU IN ST. JAKOB (1.400 m)! 
Bookings received by 1st June 2021 will be rewarded with an introductory discount.

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Bergstraße durchzogen von energetischen Linien

EXPERIENCE THE FUTURE UP CLOSE

Innovation n’ research

ARRIVAL

DEPARTURE

GUESTS

At 1,404 metres above sea level

SAINT JAKOB IN DEFEREGGEN

The healing mountain air and the famous Deferegg healing water of Sankt Jakob captivate passionate hikers and spa guests alike. Well-known scientists, politicians, and corporate leaders have always drawn strength here and sought retreat to develop ideas and explore new spheres.

Even if they wouldn’t have called it that back then, great pioneers of the “Rural Residencies” can be found in the annals of St. Jakob in Defereggen. In Sankt Jakob, renowned scientists such as Max Planck, who developed quantum theory, statesmen such as former Vice-Chancellor Bruno Pittermann and former President Rudolf Kirchschläger, and business giants such as CEO of Nestlé Ulf Mark Schneider, all found inspiration and gathered peace, strength, and ideas for ground-breaking things.

Gast mit Tablet

ANALOGUE N’ DIGITAL

The FoKus as a research centre

The focus of our research

OUR RESEARCH FIELDS

FoKus enables and promotes the joint exploration of diverse questions and ideas: across generations, sectors, and disciplines. In this way, the emergence of completely new methods and approaches as well as the communication of innovative perspectives can be promoted and accelerated.

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Progressive province

In the progressive province, cosmopolitanism, global needs meet the traditional values of the region. Residents can thus benefit from the advantages of both worlds.

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Citizen Science

In the context of open science, FoKus promotes research projects in which guests can actively participate – in the spirit of a living lab.

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Smart and sustainable regions

Through a holistic and interdisciplinary as well as cross-sectoral approach to current problems, FoKus supports the planning and implementation of smart and sustainable regions.

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Rural residencies

FoKus is diverting the trend of rural exodus by specifically exploiting the digital potential in rural areas and creating attractive housing and jobs in rural areas.

The range of services

THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF THE FOKUS

Our multifunctional rooms play are well equipped for digital and multimedia. This is how we bridge the gap to the sustainable and digital future – whether smart building, living labs, sustainable LED technologies, or energy optimisation – this is where dreams come true and events become successes.