INDIGO is an initiative of the Ico-D, the International Council of Design and is managed and operated by Deakin University in Australia.

On 20 November 2016 Deakin University signed a memorandum of understanding with ico-D as a part of a formal commitment for Deakin University to run INDIGO as a co-branded project.

INDIGO is supported by an international network of dedicated design practitioners and indigenous stakeholders whom commit their time, energy and expertise to realising its mission and vision.