From 2001 to 2007, Clemens Brauer studied industrial engineering and economics with a focus on environmental management and technology at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Berlin (now Beuth University of Applied Sciences) and the Berlin School of Economics (now Berlin School of Economics and Law). Following his studies, he worked on an environmental management system for hotels in the Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, as part of a three-month ASA grant.
In 2008, Clemens Brauer started employment in the automotive industry with the focus on calculation of the effects of vehicle parameters and driving behaviour on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. As a volunteer, he led the project “Safe Energy and Water Supply for Two Educational Institutions in Zimbabwe“ of the Stuttgart Regional Group of Ingenieure ohne Grenzen.
In 2015, Clemens Brauer began a M.Sc. as part of the ENREM program at the TH Cologne and the Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí in Mexico. In 2017, he acquired the degrees M.Sc. (Natural Resources Management and Development) and Maestría en Ciencias Ambientales with the thesis title “Participative Development of a Sustainable Vanilla Pod Dryer for Small Scale Vanilla Producers in the Huasteca Potosina, Mexico“.
From 2018 to 2019, he worked as a consultant for digitalization and mobility in Stuttgart. Since September 2019, he has been a research associate at Fraunhofer ISI in the mobility business group.