The musical star, who is the innovation director for Intel, has high hopes for the programme and wants it to become the new American Idol for young technical-minded people to help them develop new product ideas.
He spoke at the IBC conference in Amsterdam last week, saying: "Every year, companies like Google need more innovators, but there is no content celebrating them.
"The system thinks people are dumb and they don't care. We have no desire to make them care.
"We need creative people working with broadcasters, making smart content to inspire people to be geniuses."
The star suggested that the new show could have a bigger impact than The Voice UK, for which he is a coach, as there is a chance of exciting new technology being created and the opportunity to create jobs.
He added: "It will be great TV and great for society. It's about educating and innovating at the same time; making content to inspire and to dream up the new future."
The Black Eyed Peas singer's show has not yet been commissioned, but he is in negotiations with several broadcasters about the project.