Christoph Urbschat received his Bachelor and Master degrees at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and Leibniz-Universität Hannover respectively, obtaining his Master of Economics in 1998. He gained first insights into the environmental and energy sectors as project manager at an environmental consultancy firm in Hanover. The project he managed, which was co-financed by the European Commission and by the Lower Saxon state government, called on him to create and execute a dissemination campaign for solar energy in the region. Christoph simultaneously gave marketing lectures at training sessions for solar installers and project developers across northern Germany, while also giving consultation to an EU-funded campaign to raise awareness for renewable energy solutions at the European level.
In 2000 Christoph founded eclareon, of which he still the managing partner, in Berlin with the mission to support public institutions and companies in the international deployment of energy efficiency, renewable energies, sustainable water management and the circular economy.
In 2017 he founded “ideas into energy” to be able to devote more time to university-based educational work and vocational training to promote the international dissemination of clean tech solutions.