The CLIC project is ready to proceed towards construction – report from the annual CLIC week Posted: February 7, 2019 CLIC X-band accelerating structure prototype undergoing testing at CERN The annual Compact Linear Collider (CLIC) workshop brings together the full CLIC community, this year attracting more than 200 participants to CERN, 21-25 January. The workshop covers accelerator and detector R&D as well as detailed studies of the physics opportunities at a high-luminosity linear electron-positron collider. The programme also includes civil engineering aspects, infrastructure studies, industrial involvement, and technology spin-off activities. CLIC occupies a unique position in both the precision and energy frontiers, combining the benefits of electron-positron collisions with the possibility of multi-TeV collision energies. The CLIC project covers the design and parameters for a collider built and operated in three stages, from 380 GeV to 3 TeV, with a diverse physics programme spanning 30 years. CLIC uses an innovative two-beam acceleration scheme, in which high-gradient X-band accelerating structures are powered via a high-current drive beam, thereby reducing the size and cost of the accelerator complex significantly.