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Everyday Edisons: An Idea, An Invention, An Opportunity (Season Four Premiere)

A panel of EVERYDAY EDISONS judges. The Emmy®-winning public television series EVERYDAY EDISONS follows 10 inventors — finalists selected from thousands of hopefuls — as their original ideas evolve into prototypes and potentially, retail products.
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A panel of EVERYDAY EDISONS judges. The Emmy®-winning public television series EVERYDAY EDISONS follows 10 inventors — finalists selected from thousands of hopefuls — as their original ideas evolve into prototypes and potentially, retail products.

Airs Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. on KPBS TV

The Emmy®-winning EVERYDAY EDISONS follows 10 inventors — finalists selected from thousands of hopefuls — as their original ideas evolve into prototypes and potentially, retail products.

Inventor Resources

Inspired to discover the “Everyday Edison” in you? Find a local inventor group in your area and get involved today!

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See your ideas on store shelves! Present your ideas to companies who are actively seeking innovation and learn more about the invention process from industry experts.

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The 13-part reality series affords viewers a firsthand look at the complex product development process through the eyes of an expert team of industrial designers and engineers, marketing and branding pros, web designers and salespeople. In season four, the inventions range from a retractable dog-leash system and a carpet-stain extractor to a prosthetic hand and a novel solar technology application.

"An Idea, An Invention, An Opportunity" - See what happens when we post our Casting Call for Inventions online! Thousands of “would be inventors” submit their ideas and it’s a challenge for our EVERYDAY EDISONS team to select only 50 finalists.

Things really get exciting when we fly them to Charlotte for the “red carpet” treatment complete with paparazzi, cocktail reception and a gourmet dinner.

Facing the judges the next day…nerves, tears and exultation overwhelm them as they know they must dazzle the judges with their presentations. Who’ll be in the show this season? Only 10 will get the word….and how they get the word is just as unique as their inventions!

EVERYDAY EDISONS is on Facebook, and you can follow @EverydayEdisons on Twitter.

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