The owner of the IT College, the Estonian Information Technology Foundation, was established by the Republic of Estonia (represented by the Ministry of Education and Research), the University of Tartu, the Tallinn University of Technology, AS Eesti Telekom, and the Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
The major sponsors of the College are SPSS, Sybase, Swedbank, the Swedish Business Development Agency NUTEK, Oracle and Microsoft, but also TeliaSonera. The College receives significant contributions from Hewlett-Packard, Elion, Cisco Systems and EMT.
The co-operation with Cisco Systems, Microsoft and Oracle involves the international certification programmes Cisco Network Academy (CCNP and CCNA), Microsoft IT Academy and MSDN AA and Oracle Academic Initiative.
The Estonian Information Technology Foundation (EITF) aims are to assist in preparation of the highly qualified IT specialists and to support information and communication technology-related development in Estonia. For these purposes the Foundation established and manages the Estonian IT College and adminsters the National Support Program for ICT in Higher Education “Tiger University.”