Julia Daviy (Berezovska) is a co-founder of the Sustainable Innovation Council, a community platform dedicated to fostering sustainable innovations across all sectors.
She has over 15 years of experience in the cleantech and sustainability field, where she has developed and led impactful projects and initiatives in various sectors, such as renewable energy, 3D printing, and sustainable fashion.
As a passionate innovator and entrepreneur, Julia is pursuing her MBA at Berkeley Haas, where she is a co-president of Female Founders and Funders at Berkeley, a club that empowers and connects women entrepreneurs and investors. She is also recognized as a pioneer in sustainable 3D-printed fashion and consumer goods, winning multiple awards, setting a Guinness World Record, and showcasing her creations at prestigious venues and publications worldwide. Julia's mission is to create innovative solutions that address environmental and social challenges and foster sustainable growth.
Since May 22, 2023, Julia Daviy has undertaken the Personal Sustainable Innovation Challenge, wherein she creates and visualizes one sustainable innovation concept every day for an entire year.
Julia's work in sustainable digitally-made 3D-printed clothing, bags, jewelry and consumer goods has earned her recognition as one of the key innovators in the global industry. She won a Gold Edison Award in sustainable consumer tech (2020), became a finalist for Fast Company's World Changing Ideas in North America (2020), and was named among the six women who innovate sustainability in fashion by ELUXE Magazine (2019). Julia Daviy's digitally-made 3D-printed clothes 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 for creating the first-ever 3D-printed flag. This flag is not only the largest of its kind but also the first to be made of flexible 3D-printed fabric.
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. In 2019, Julia Daviy and The New Age Lab achieved the results in R&D of flexible multicolor 3D-printed clothing, created some of the first 4D printed clothes and developed the large-format 3D printed for the fashion industry.
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. In 2021, Julia Daviy presented the circular 3D-printed jewelry Methanoa collection.
As the ideologist of the clean tech industry, Julia co-founded and managed IB Centre (Innovative Business Centre), a platform advancing emerging clean tech markets. Among the remarkable projects was the engineering direction that developed the largest heating plant using solid biofuel in Kyiv. Solar Academy, another significant direction, has provided education to thousands of entrepreneurs and householders entering the solar energy industry. Ib Centre is known for its premier sustainable energy trade shows and conferences in CEE and one of the biggest clean tech 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. Julia is a founder and Brand owner of CISOLAR, one of the largest PV industry events 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.
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.
In the past, Julia founded Animals in UA, the first platform in Ukraine for lost pets and pet adoptions from shelters, which operated from 2007 to 2014. Additionally, she established Wildz, a sustainable organic activewear brand, and co-founded Sundwich, a startup focused on portable photovoltaics.
Born in Ukraine, Julia is an MBA candidate and Innovation Fellow at Berkeley Haas, University of California, Berkeley. She earned 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. Additionally, she holds a postgraduate diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking from The Virginia Darden School of Business, as well as certificates from MIT in 3D Printing for Innovations and from Berkeley Executive Education in AI/ML. Since 2012, Julia has been a co-founder of the Institute of Green Economics in Kyiv. She also co-founded and served as a board member of the Association of Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy of Ukraine from 2009 to 2016. Furthermore, she is the founder of the Green Awards of Ukraine, a premier national contest for green social and business projects, and served as a board member of the World Wind Energy Association EE Committee from 2013 to 2015. Julia was the publisher of CleanTech Magazine EE in 2009-2014. From 2012 to 2015, she held the position of Vice-Chairman of the Public Council of the State Agency of Energy Efficiency and Energy Savings of Ukraine.
Julia Daviy is the author of the book "Eva and the Time-Traveling Turtle," which explores themes of the future, animal rights, and technology for children. She co-created this book with her young daughter.
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