Milan – Italy 26-27 January 2023. The Kick-off meeting of the RESTART project, “RESearch and innovation on future Telecommunications systems and networks, to make Italy more smART,” has been held at the Politecnico di Milano. RESTART is an extended partnership funded by PNRR resources under the theme of Telecommunications of the Future that includes 25 partners. During the meeting, the structured project RIGOLETTO – Green autonomic optical networks, systems and integrated devices – has been presented. In RIGOLETTO, the PoliCom Lab is involved in the research activities of WP4 “Physical-layer-aware open and green optical networks” and of WP6 “Demonstrators and prototypes of the future green sustainable optical devices, systems and networks”.