KITE is another component of the digital transformation of University Hospital Essen into a Smart Hospital. The setup will significantly improve digital equipment at the interface between research and clinical care, thus accelerating the translation of algorithms to the point of care. There is new innovation potential through the open-source approach in the development of standardized software for VR/AR applications, humanoid service robots, and infrastructure-as-code solutions. The KITE approach, which is based on open interfaces and data models, also ensures that cutting-edge university medical research is standardized and available for collaborations across sites.