Julia Daviy is the co-founder and CEO of Imageneria, a digital platform that enables decentralized and localized manufacturing using 3D printing and AI, creating digital carbon-free supply chains for physical goods.
Julia's groundbreaking work in sustainable digitally-made (3D-printed) consumer goods and fashion has earned her recognition as one of the key innovators in the global industry. In 2020, she won a Gold Edison Award in sustainable consumer tech (Reebok won Silver), was a finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas in North America, and was named among the six women who innovate sustainability in fashion by ELUXE Magazine. Her innovative, digitally-made fashion and consumer goods disruptions have been showcased in exhibitions such as the Boston Center for the Arts, the Sustainability Museum in Miami, Rethinking Plastics in the Netherlands, and are part of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Innovations Collection in Los Angeles. In 2018, Julia presented the world's first collection of sustainable, zero-waste wearable clothing collection created fully digitally using solar energy and large-scale industrial 3D printers, during the New York Fashion Week. She is also a Guinness World Record holder in 3D printing.
The Liberation Collection was presented during NYFW 2018. Julia Daviy's approach to design the business and production process to build a circular sustainable life chain for fashion and consumer goods that she presented in 2018 created a trend for sustainable 3D printed products and was named as one of TOP 5 trends in fashion in 2018 by New York Fashion Institute.
During NYFW 2020, in February 2020, Julia Daviy presented the Morphogenesis bag collection that explored the digital supply chain for consumer goods manufacturing and the possibilities of creation of sustainable goods using advanced additive manufacturing.
As one of key ideologists of the Ukrainian clean tech industry, Julia co-founded and managed IB Centre (Innovative Business Centre), a gateway for international and local market players into the Ukrainian and other CEE markets - from Brussels to Almaty. The company developed the largest heating plant using solid biofuel in Kyiv and was recognized for its Solar Academy project, which provided education to over 3,000 small entrepreneurs and householders, as well as for premier sustainable energy trade shows and conferences in CEE and one of the biggest cleantech events in Europe at large. In 2014, IB Centre organized the EuroSEF, the European Energy Security Forum in Brussels, which emphasized the importance of switching to renewables for safety and security in Europe and the CEE region. Julia is a founder and Brand owner of CISOLAR, the second largest PV industry event in Europe.
As a co-initiator of energy decentralization, Julia started the initiative "One Million Solar Roofs for Ukraine" in 2011, which has led to a rapid increase of PV installations by households in the following years. At the beginning of 2022, Ukraine had over 50,000 households with PV. These decentralized and autonomous electricity and heat generation facilities have proven to be vital in times of war, as demonstrated during the first year of the Russian invasion.
Born in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, Julia is an MBA Candidate and Innovation Fellow at Berkeley Haas, University of California, Berkeley. She received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science from the National University of Ukraine "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" and a master's degree in International Economics from the National Taras Shevchenko University of Ukraine. She has a postgraduate diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking from The Virginia Darden School of Business, and certificates from MIT in 3D Printing for Innovations and Berkeley Executive Education in AI/ML. Since 2012, Julia is a co-founder of the Institute of Green Economics (Kyiv). She was also a co-founder and board member of the Association of Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy of Ukraine (2009-2016), founder of the Green Awards of Ukraine (a premier national contest for green social and business projects), and publisher of CleanTech Magazine EE. From 2012 to 2015, she served as Vice-Chairman of the Public Council of the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings of Ukraine.
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