On 10 June 2020, employees of the project department of the Ministry of Education, Sports and Youth visited the AdMaS Center to evaluate the now completed five-year project AdMaS UP – Advanced Building Materials, Structures and Technologies, lasting from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019 and whose solver was prof. Ing. Drahomir Novak, DrSc.
The Board of Opponents stated that the individual research groups and divisions of the AdMaS Up project met and significantly exceeded the Threshold Conditions of the NPU I program. Furthermore, I quote: “ The project mobilized human resources in both basic and applied research. During its solution, there was a significant increase in the volume of contract research. The number of publications in journals with an impact factor increased significantly and the trend of publishing in quality journals (Q1, Q2) was also started. During the solution of the project, the submission and implementation of research projects, mobile activities and projects of cooperation with industry was very successfully stimulated. ”
The Board also praised the drawing of funds: “The recognized costs were used efficiently and effectively. The approved budget was adhered to within the limits set by the provider. Transfers within budget chapters were not significant, the only significant difference was the increase in co-financing from non-public funds, to the level of 130% compared to the originally approved project proposal. The change demonstrates the economic health of the beneficiary and is also reflected in a significant excess of most indicators of individual types of results. ”
In conclusion, the Council praised in particular the number of cooperation projects with the application sphere and the number of mobilities, as well as international projects, and overall assessed the project as excellent.