UTEK is the Swedish National Maintenance Society, established 1969. It owns a service company UTEK AB.  UTEK, as a non –profit organisation, is – among other things – working with competence development programs within reliability and maintenance. Through the members of UTEK the Society has got connections to about 100 000 maintenance professionals in Sweden. UTEK has also in its organisation a Scientific Committee with representatives of professors from five Universities in Sweden and Maintenance Managers from five industries – representing different branches.

UTEK is a member of the EFNMS, The European Federation of National Maintenance Societies, and has, during almost 40 years, been very active in different international projects. The experience of the persons in UTEK working with the Leonardo project, is not only from the associations work but also large projects within industry, technical education and governmental projects including hundreds of specialists and millions of euro. Among those projects the very successful Leonardo project, Validation of Maintenance Technicians.