Christian Michelsen Research AS is a technological and industrial research institute. The University of Bergen (UiB) is the company's principal shareholder, and has particular responsibility for commercial research and innovation in the interface between university and industry. 

Christian Michelsen Research AS is organized as a group (CMR), and consists of the research institute and its subsidiaries. Its vision is: "Research for industrial development". The purpose of the company is to benefit society, and it conducts research and development engagements for private and public enterprises. The company creates value for society and for domestic and international clients by transforming ideas and research findings into commercial products and industrial solutions. 

At 31.12.2014, Christian Michelsen Research AS had the following shareholders: University of Bergen 50%, UNI Research AS 35%, Statoil Technology Invest AS 5%, Sparebanken Vest 5% and CGG Services (NORWAY) AS 5%.