IIT Roorkee based startup wins great contest

IIT Roorkee based startup Linear-AmpTech secured the top spot in the prestigious Dare to Dream 4.0 Contest.

The competition was hosted by DRDO with their transformative Gunshot Detection and its location estimation system.

IIT RoorkeeIIT Roorkee based startup Linear-AmpTech is also known as Linearized Amplifier Technologies and Services and was incubated in iHub DivyaSampark located on IIT Roorkee premises.


Linear-AmpTech’s victory in the Dare to Dream 4.0 Contest is a testament to the thriving startup ecosystem at IIT Roorkee.

The collaborative environment, mentorship from accomplished alumni, and interdisciplinary approach to innovation have nurtured startups like Linear-AmpTech, enabling them to achieve remarkable success on national and international platforms.


Developed by Linear-AmpTech, this is a state-of-the-art technology related to Gun-shot detection and its location estimation system set to redefine situational awareness in warfare and public safety.

Its advanced capabilities in rapid gunshot detection and precise localization promise to empower defense personnel, enhance troop safety, and contribute to proactive crime prevention in smart cities, say sources from IIT Roorkee.

This technology, created by Linear-AmpTech, is a cutting-edge system that detects and locates gunshots quickly and accurately. This tech can help soldiers stay safer and even help prevent city crimes by spotting gunshots early, say sources from IIT Roorkee.


The genesis of this technology can be traced back to the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at IIT Roorkee. Undergraduate students Parthsarthi Mishra and Akash Jha, guided by Prof. Karun Rawat, began lab experiments focused on gunshot acoustic signatures.

Under the mentorship of IIT Roorkee alumni Vivek Sharma, Linear-AmpTech transformed the concept into an advanced prototype with the collaboration of undergraduate students Amit Kumar, Harsh Kumar, and Aniket Vishwakarma.

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IIT RoorkeePresentation

Linear-AmpTech and IIT Roorkee presented the technology of Gun-shot detection and its location estimation to DRDO officials at the IIT Roorkee campus.

The live demonstration highlighted the system’s capabilities, culminating in Linear-AmpTech’s first-prize win in the Open category: Exploring Unthinkable and Unimaginable.


Prof. Karun Rawat, Founding Director Linear Amptech, and Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IIT Roorkee) commented, “This victory is a testament to IIT Roorkee’s innovative spirit and collaborative ethos.

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This technology of Gun-Shot detection and its location estimation has immense potential to revolutionise situational awareness and underscores our commitment to developing technologies that make a difference.”

Director of IIT Roorkee

Prof. K.K. Pant, Director of IITR, stated, ” We are immensely proud of Linear-AmpTech’s achievement in the Dare to Dream 4.0 Contest.

This success reaffirms IITR’s position as a hub of technological innovation and excellence, shaping India’s future.

“Our collaboration with initiatives like ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Skill India’ underscores our commitment to fostering innovation and skill development, empowering our youth to contribute effectively to India’s growth trajectory.”

This achievement underscores the vibrant startup ecosystem at IITR and highlights the transformative potential of technology in enhancing defense and public safety, he said.

This victory reaffirms IITR’s position as a leader in fostering innovation and excellence, exemplified by its collaborations with initiatives such as ‘Viksit Bharat’ and ‘Skill India’, which aim to empower youth and drive India’s growth trajectory forward, he said.

IIT RoorkeeAbout IIT Roorkee

IITR is an institute of national importance imparting higher education in engineering, sciences, management, architecture and planning, and humanities and social sciences.

Since its establishment in 1847, the Institute has played a vital role in providing technical human resources and know-how to the country.

Founded in 1847 as the Thomason College of Civil Engineering, IITR has grown into a globally recognized institution, maintaining a legacy of academic excellence for 177 years.

The institute’s dedication to fostering innovation, research, and technological advancements has consistently produced groundbreaking solutions to address contemporary challenges.

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