To meet its objectives, the NanoWal network develops activities in three directions:
- Sharing competencies:
- the network allows every member to access advices from experts in the fields of nanosciences and nanotechnologies.
- Sharing equipments:
- collaboration are promoted between academic research teams to share large and expensive equipment facilities in order to avoid their multiplication;
- collaborative agreements are also developed between academic teams and industrial companies to allow the access of research facilities to the industry.
- conferences, seminars, and education programs, based on multi-disciplinarity approaches, are organised to have a better training of students, scientists, researchers, and industrials,
- actions are taken to promote knowledge transfer to the Wallonia industry.
Once a year, the network organises a one day workshop on a specific topic related to nanosciences and nanotechnologies. National and international speakers are invited to present plenary lectures on the subject as well as presentation of the recent advances in the domain. This workshop is also the occasion for PhD students and post-doc researchers to present their own research project as contributed presentations or during a poster session.
Since 2015, this workshop is jointly organised with the MAIN graduate school of the FRS-FNRS.