The Zaragoza Knowledge City Foundation was constituted in 2004 at the initiative of Zaragoza City Council as a public-private project to promote the development of the Knowledge Society and the Digital Mile.
Its usual fields of action are the promotion of technology-based projects, education in creative technologies, dissemination of the culture of science and technology, and creativity associated with the interaction of art, science and technology.
Currently, in addition to the City Council itself, the following are patrons: Fundación La Obra Social de Ibercaja; Universidad de Zaragoza and Universidad San Jorge; and Aurelia Modrego from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Carmen Ascaso, researcher at the Centro Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Diego Gutierrez, Professor at the University of Zaragoza, and the writer and theoretician Remedios Zafra from the University of Seville. The president of the Board of Trustees is the mayor of Zaragoza, Pedro Santisteve Roche. Since its creation, most of the funding for the Foundation's activities has come from private sources.