New research has revealed that Falmouth University has produced the third most start-up businesses.

The research, carried out by the UK’s leading business financial platform Tide, revealed the universities that have produced the most graduate start-ups, including sole traders, since 2014/15.

The university with the most grad start-ups outside of London is Cornwall's own Falmouth University.

Falmouth is primarily a creative university and provides support via its Launchpad programme, which has a specific focus on helping students to bring their ideas into the market.

According to the research, Falmouth University has turned out 1.135 graduate start-ups since 2014/15.

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It wasn’t a Russell Group university or a business school that produced the most start-ups, but actually, the Royal College of Art.

The fact that the Royal College and other arts universities produced so many businesses is likely due to the fact that a large number of artists and people in creative industries are self-employed.

Another London university was close behind in second, with Kingston University producing 1,630 start-ups since 2014/15, with start-ups from Kingston benefitting from investment from a partnership with Santander.

Oxford students had over 3,000 patents granted in the last five years, landing it the top spot as the higher education provider with the most patents granted.