FARADAY Grid, the energy technology company, has announced that it has acquired two businesses in the Czech Republic and established its first innovation centre there as a result.

The Edinburgh-based firm said it is part of a rapid expansion push and brings a team of about 100 experts in a range of disciplines including data science, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, software, power electronics, control systems marketing and business development.

The firm said the new pool of talent will help advance the development of Faraday Grid’s technology and accompanying services and the milestone follows the opening of innovation centres in the Scottish capital in 2017 and Washington DC last year.

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Faraday Grid says its new energy platform will enable clean, affordable, reliable power across the energy sector “at levels not previously conceived”.

Andrew Scobie, Faraday Grid chief executive and founder, above, said: "Faraday Grid continues to grow rapidly and we are pleased to establish our first innovation centre in mainland Europe.

"Our new colleagues in the Czech Republic have a wealth of expertise and knowledge in new areas, while sharing our goal of bringing clean, affordable and reliable energy to everyone.

"Our teams are fully aligned from a strategic and cultural perspective, and I’m looking forward to ramping up the capabilities and services that a larger Faraday Grid can provide."