Fifty six emerging tech firms – transforming a range of industries – have been named World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 Technology Pioneers.

America’s Inari Agriculture is one, a company using CRISPR gene-editing technology to grow healthy crops on less land.

“Our new tech pioneers are at the cutting edge of many industries, using their innovations to address serious issues around the world,” explained Fulvia Montresor, Head of Technology Pioneers at the Forum. “This year’s pioneers know that technology is about more than innovation – it is also about application. This is why we believe they’ll shape the future.”

All the pioneers can join a two-year programme with the Forum, where they will have the chance to work alongside their peers and connect with industry leaders reshaping the publics and private sectors worldwide. The 2019 tech pioneers will be welcomed at the Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions, which runs from 1-3 July in Dalian, People’s Republic of China.

Read more about each of the 56.