The World Economic Forum has named six Canadian companies to its annual list of tech pioneers.

The 100 companies named to the list join a WEF program that aims to give next-generation innovators a voice in solving global issues and exploring how new technologies transform business models and society.

Artificial intelligence-powered content moderation company Two Hat, identification verification service Truiloo and air-capture technology company Carbon Engineering represented B.C. on the list.

Ontario was represented by software company Axonify and MindBridge, a business that uses artificial intelligence to aid the finance and accounting sector.

Polystyrene recycling company Polystyvert was the lone Quebec business to make the list.

Companies that have made the list in previous years include international tech giants Airbnb, Google, Twitter, Spotify and Kickstarter.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 22, 2020