Wow! Stuff’s Richard North is about to appear on TV once more as he takes part in the first episode of a new eight-part series commissioned by Sky.
This new business series delves into the UK patent archives in search of some of the many inventions that didn’t make it off the drawing board. Every episode sees two specialist presenters pick a forgotten invention each. They pay a surprise visit to the original inventors to find out where it went wrong and re-ignite their old passion. Tailor-made support from a team of experts then helps the inventors structure a business plan, produce and market-test a prototype and coaches them how to pitch. Finally, the moment of truth arrives, in front of potential investors and industry buyers, who are ready to fund production and hit the high street.
Richard joined a panel of three millionaire investors to quiz an inventor who owns the patent for the world’s first self-hugging bear. The episode will be airing on Sky Pick on Sunday 13th April at 7pm.
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