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Shark Repellent Wetsuit, Surfboard and Attachable Device


Shark attacks are an issue worldwide, meaning there is a genuine need for shark-repellent products. My design incorporates shark-repellent technology into commonly used products. My products consist of a shark-repellent wetsuit, surfboard, and attachable device (all of which are harmless to sharks). These products are the first of their kind as they incorporate multiple protection points, thus creating a larger area of protection. This technology is invisible and will therefore not interfere with the user’s performance. My products require intensive research and testing, I'm looking for help, feedback, and advice from specialists on how to further develop my products. 

What do you think?

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IdeaSpies @ 2022.06.17 1:58 PM

Good idea to look at protection from sharks. You may find some of these ideas helpful when you search shark on IdeaSpies

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.17 1:58 PM
Thank you @Lynn Wood for your suggestion I will definitely be sure to check them out!

UpRising @ 2022.06.17 5:18 PM
Great idea Georgiaa, so many applications for this as well. Looking forward to seeing your project evolve. 

Katia Bunn @ 2022.06.17 1:58 PM
This is an amazing idea Georgiaa, there is definite need for a product like this.

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.17 1:58 PM
Thanks so much for the support Katia Bunn x 

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.17 1:58 PM
Thanks, @UpRising it has been a very interesting experience very eye-opening! I look forward to continuing the designing and manufacturing process.  

Scott Sleap @ 2022.06.19 1:58 PM
What an awesome idea, for a very important need. Now it might just be 'Safe to go back in the water again!' 

Circular Economy Pioneers Australia - Chelsea McLean @ 2022.06.20 1:58 PM

Hi Georgia,

What a great idea! Which materials will you be using for your wet suit? There's some great progress being made here in Australia to solve the problem of so many textiles ending up in landfill and being shipped overseas where they pollute places, generally impacting people in lower socio-economic areas. 

Here's one example: Happy to help you connect with the industry in this area.  

If you Google you'll find some other ideas like this: and this!

Feel free to email me 

Warm regards,

Chelsea McLean

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.20 1:58 PM
Thank you @ScottSleap so nice to hear from someone so involved and recognised in STEM education. I appreciate the support and I quite liked the jaws movie reference :) 

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.20 1:58 PM
@Circular Economy Pioneers Australia - Chelsea McLean,  appreciate the comment and I will be sure to check out these links. The environmental concerns of these products will and are definitely being considered in the designing process. will be in touch :) 

Niknak @ 2022.06.26 6:05 AM
What a fantastic idea! Well done Georgia 

Nicole S @ 2022.06.27 8:35 AM
Hi. I just read about this in the Newcastle Herald. Fantastic and innovative idea! Congratulations on coming up with a really useful and much needed item. This will really improve surfer safety. 

Valda Johnston @ 2022.06.28 4:06 AM
Very innovative. Excellent idea

UpRising @ 2022.06.28 2:17 PM

Good evening UpRising Designer

Two Days left before we close UpRising’s ‘People's Choice Seed Funding Award’. 

A few weeks ago, I thought, let’s shake things up and get you the help you need now…enter People's Choice Award..I thought we would get maybe 10 or 20 hits. 

No, you guys went ballistic! Over 5000 ‘Likes’ from all over NSW, some of you have even made the local newspaper!!! 

However, what is going to happen next is even better. 

This Thursday afternoon, 30th June, 5pm I will be announcing the 3 People’s Choice Award winners and how your seed funding $$$ will be transferred to you. I will also give you all a sneak peek at what this next level is all about, think, Australia's biggest most prestigious design event of the year..


Please jump into the zoom, Thursday, ask any questions about UpRising and let me know how we can make it even better for you.  

Join Zoom Meeting 5pm 30/6/22

Rock on Designers!


UpRising / Richard Hainsworth

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Time: Jun 30, 2022 05:00 PM

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UpRising @ 2022.06.29 2:13 AM

Just came across Tom Wilson and his amazing concepts around sustainable surfboards. Thought worth a look?

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:27 AM

@Niknak thankyou x

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:27 AM

@Nicole S glad to see the story is getting out. Thankyou so much x

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:27 AM

@Valda Johnston thanks heaps

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:27 AM

@UpRising look forward to seeing you on the zoom. Glad to see you saw the story in the newspaper

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:28 AM

@UpRising thankyou I will be sure to check this out. I want to ensure my product is as sustainable as can be whilst not sacrificing performance.

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:29 AM

 Feel free to check out this link to the article in the Newcastle herald

much thanks :) 

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:32 AM
Thankyou all for the coutless support related on my post :) highly appreciate 

smithy2007 @ 2022.06.30 3:35 AM
this is an amzing idea keep up the good work!

curiousgeorge @ 2022.06.30 3:39 AM
this is game changing for the surf industry !

jessm213 @ 2022.06.30 3:41 AM

WOW this is an awsome idea!

Amazing work Georgiaa

sammm3 @ 2022.06.30 3:46 AM
This is sickkkkk. 
Does it use the same technology as Sharkbanz ? 

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:48 AM
@smithy2007  thankyou :) 

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:49 AM
@curiousgeorge Thankyou 

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:50 AM
jessm213 thankyou so much !

Georgiaa @ 2022.06.30 3:51 AM

@ sammm3 yes, very similar just a stronger magnet and more of them for greater protection :) 

UpRising @ 2022.07.22 1:58 AM

Good morning UpRising Designers- Congratulations on all the hard work you have done with your MDP, your projects are looking amazing. Some big news to help you get the rest of the way. 

Alliance members will soon be voting on three projects that really resonate with them. There is no set criteria. I will simply ask them to consider all of the projects regardless of the number of likes the project has received and vote for a project that they consider important. 

Last month Good Design Australia joined UpRising and I am very excited to announce that this year’s top three UpRising design students will be invited to attend the Good Design Awards ceremony in September, held at the ICC. 

Alliance members will be asked to nominate their top three projects, awarding 3 points for a design project that resonates with them the most, two points for the next, 1 point for a third project. Points will be tallied and the three students with the highest points invited to attend this year’s Good Design Awards Ceremony.

I ask that before the 30th July you update your post with an image that combines a picture of your early prototype with an image of their finished projects. 

Voting opens Monday 1st August                 

Voting closes Friday 19th August  

Friday 26th August  3 Recipients announced via zoom 

Friday 2nd September Recipients RSVP closes 

Friday 16 September 2022 Good Design Awards Ceremony

On Friday 26th August 4pm I will announce the top three highest scoring Major Design student projects via Zoom with these students invited to attend this year's prestigious Good Design Australia Awards Ceremony on Friday the 16th Sept. The GDA Awards event will be an incredible way for HSC design students to connect with professionals in industry and a great opportunity to give you a seat at the table at the heart of good design here in Australia.


Wishing you all the best with the completion of your MDPs your teachers and families must be very proud of you. 

UpRising @ 2022.08.23 1:54 AM

Good morning UpRising Designer

All votes have been tallied and once again very very close between a range of incredible projects. The top three design projects will be announced this Friday afternoon 4pm Zoom

Time: Aug 26, 2022 04:00 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Meeting ID: 496 791 8362

Passcode: hau766


Three wonderful young designers will be off to attend this year's Good Design Awards Ceremony, kindly provided by CEO of Good Design Australia, Dr Brandon Gien. This is not only an amazing opportunity for these three students but now creates a direct pathway for the design and innovation industry to reach the grassroots of innovation, the classroom.


Would love to see you there Friday afternoon 4pm

UpRising @ 2022.10.30 8:31 AM

Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s UpRising. If you could spend just 2 minutes completing these three questions that would be heaps tops.

Wishing you all the best on your last exams this week, especially D&T. I am sure you will rock it.

IdeaSpies @ 2023.01.22 2:45 AM

Congrats Georgiaa on the popularity of your idea!

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